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Macy Christianson, Miss Grand Forks, won the title of Miss North Dakota 2016 Saturday night at Williston High School.

Miss North Dakota Says She Felt “Nervous” Before Mentioning Abortion in Speech to Lawmakers

Miss North Dakota Says She Felt “Nervous” Before Mentioning Abortion in Speech to Lawmakers

“I’ve gotten a lot of support,” Macy Christianson, Miss North Dakota 2016, told me during a radio interview today. “People have been coming up and thanking me.” She was referring to her speech yesterday before lawmakers during which she thanked them for opposing abortion. “I have immense respect for our state for having taken a

Video: Miss North Dakota Thanks Lawmakers for Opposing Abortion, Says State Isn’t “Against Women”

From time to time during their session lawmakers have people stop by to address the House or Senate floor. Today Macy Christianson, who is Miss North Dakota for 2016, spoke to the state Senate and got a little political with her remarks. “One aspect that I love in particular about being a title holder is

Rep. Jeff Magrum, a Republican from Hazelton, speaks on the floor of the North Dakota House.

Video: North Dakota Lawmaker Apparently Didn’t Know That Abortion Is Legal in His State

Today the North Dakota House of Representatives took up in a floor debate HB1319. This is touchy legislation. It would make it possible for children put up for adoption to obtain a copy of their birth record which would identify his/her biological parents. Currently the parents, specifically the mother, can opt for a closed record.

People gather for the Women's March in Washington U.S., January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The #WomensMarch Was a Fundamentally Divisive Exercise in Identity Politics

I was a bit out of the loop yesterday and over the weekend because we had a death in the family. I had things on my mind other than politics. Well, mostly. I spent a lot of time thinking about the #WomensMarch stuff, and talking about it with some of the smart, successful women I’m

Ken Koehler, West Fargo, holds a sign in front of the Red River Women’s Clinic as volunteers Paula Haeder, right, and Sara Rundlett wait to escort women seeking an abortion Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Obamacare Is Not Why Abortions Declined in North Dakota

“The number of abortions performed in North Dakota last year dropped to the lowest level in at least 35 years,” Mike Nowatzki reports. That’s good news, and there are a few things to remember about that number. First, it’s the lowest number since officials began tracking abortions. Second, this is not an abortion rate. Despite

Patient escorts stand alongside abortion protesters outside the Red River Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo on June 22, 2016. Forum News Service

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law Similar to One in North Dakota

In 2013 both Texas and North Dakota (among other states) passed laws requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Texas version of the law in a 5-3 decision that probably wouldn’t have been any different had conservative Justice Antonin Scalia been on the

State Rep. Marvin Nelson, D-Rolla, announces his run for governor on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party headquarters in Bismarck, N.D.

Marvin Nelson’s Pro-Life Record Is a Headache for Democrats

Karla Rose Hanson is a Democrat running for the state House in District 44. Current the House seats in that district are held by Republican Blair Thoreson and Democrat Josh Boschee. In a letter to the Fargo Forum recently, Hanson hit Thoreson for voting for a pro-life constitutional amendment which ultimately died on the statewide ballot:

Fargo businessman Doug Burgum during a debate with Wayne Stenehjem at Avalon Events Center in Fargo on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Audio Proof That Doug Burgum Isn't Telling The Truth About Pro-Life Bills

I realize that, for a lot of voters, the abortion issue isn’t very important. Some people simply don’t see it as a priority. That’s fine. But I think we can all agree that candidates being honest about their positions on issues, especially candidates with zero track record in public office, is important. Perhaps the most