Tag Archives: Abortion

Print Column: To Reduce Abortions, Perhaps Less Focus on Lectures and More on Birth Control

Print Column: To Reduce Abortions, Perhaps Less Focus on Lectures and More on Birth Control

Are pro-life Republicans interested in creating headlines or reducing the number of abortions? I’m pro-life, but I couldn’t help but be frustrated this week when the Republican majority in the North Dakota House of Representatives passed HB1336 on a 73-16 vote. That bill, sponsored by Rep. Daniel Johnston (R-Kathryn), would add to the list of

Rep. Luke Simons (R-Dickinson) Dickinson Press photo

Amendment to Pro-Life Bill Would Let Attorney General, Not the Courts, Decide Whether It’s Constitutional

State Rep. Luke Simons (R-Dickinson) introduced HB1546 which aims to ban what it describes as “human dismemberment abortion.” A gruesome topic, to be sure, but my purpose in writing about it today isn’t so much the subject of the bill itself but a strange amendment added to it in committee. An effective date was added,

State Rep. Rick Becker

Plain Talk Podcast: Government Shutdown, “Abortion Reversal” Bill, and Civil Asset Forfeiture With Rep. Rick Becker

On episode 3 of the Plain Talk Podcast I talked about the longest government shutdown in American history, which I blame on the bloated federal government. The states should do more, and the intransigent politicians in Washington D.C. should do less. I also comment on “abortion reversal” legislation proposed in Bismarck for the 2019 session,

Anti-abortion protestors hold signs toward pedestrians and passing traffic Wednesday, July 11, 2018, outside the Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Forum

So-Called “Abortion Reversal” Bill Is a Bad Idea

It’s been a while since we’ve had a fight over abortion in the North Dakota legislature. Six years ago there were a number of abortion bills passed by lawmakers, and achieved varying levels of success in the courts, but since then we haven’t seen much in the way of abortion legislation. But in the 2019

Why Did Heidi Heitkamp Flip-Flop on Late Term Abortions?

Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Senate campaign has a new ad out today hitting his opponent, incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, on her support for late-term abortions. It’s a provocative spot, featuring two of Kevin’s daughter’s, one of whom is visibly pregnant and says it looked like Heitkamp was celebrating the defeat of a late-term abortion ban on the

Doug Burgum addresses the crowd after winning the office of governor Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. Brent Sanford, at right in the photo, is the new Lt. Governor Dave Wallis / The Forum

Christopher Dodson: Governor Doug Burgum Has Yet to Support Policy Changes Restricting Use of State Funds for Abortion Referrals

This guest post was submitted by Christopher Dodson. He is the executive director and general counsel of the North Dakota Catholic Conference. On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed revisions to the Title X family planning program. These changes will allow North Dakota agencies to follow long-standing state law

Linda Thorson: NDSU and Planned Parenthood Teaming up to Offer Classes to Students

This guest post was submitted by Linda Thorson, the North Dakota state director for Concerned Women for America. Have you heard Planned Parenthood is offering classes for any teacher with students Kindergarten through 12th grade and that the workshop is offered for credit by North Dakota State University (NDSU)? The teacher for the course is

Mary Wakefield, who served in the Obama administration as acting deputy secretary of health and human Services, cheers on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at Saturday's Democratic convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Meg Morley: “I Know That There Is No Place for Me Anymore in the Democratic Party”

This guest post was submitted by Grand Forks attorney Meg Morley. You can read her blog here. It’s clear to anyone who knows me at all that I am a complete nerd. I’m a history nerd, a comic book nerd, a grammar nerd, a law nerd, and a politics nerd. Those categories are just the

NRSC Hits “High Five Heidi” in New Radio Ad

It will be months before we know who the winner in North Dakota’s Senate race will be. Either Republican Kevin Cramer or Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp will be in that Senate seat come January 2019. We can declare one winner in February of 2018: Local media. The ad buys in the race are already beginning