Tag Archives: Abortion

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

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

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum addresses a crowd of supporters. Forum News Service photo

Dalrymple Chief Of Staff: Burgum Urged Veto Of Abortion Bills In 2013

The audio below is from the Scott Hennen Show this morning where gubernatorial candidates Wayne Stenehjem and Doug Burgum had a debate. The abortion issue came up during the debate, and Stenehjem accused Burgum of calling Governor Jack Dalrymlpe’s Chief of Staff in 2013 and urging a veto of a group of controversial pro-life bills

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, center, speaks at the Capitol in Bismarck. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

In 1995 Wayne Stenehjem Voted For Taxpayer Funding Of Abortions In Cases Of Rape Or Incest

A group calling itself Common Sense North Dakota is running a radio ad with a tiny budget (less than $500 according to FCC disclosures) accusing Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who is currently running for governor, of voting in favor of taxpayer funded abortions in 1995. You can listen to the full ad below. A few