Just yesterday, North Dakota’s governor Jack Dalrymple signed into law three of the nation’s most strict anti-abortion measures. The governor is now urging lawmakers to set aside money for the coming legal storm. We recently reported that North Dakota legislator had passed what is colloquially known as the “Heartbeat Bill” that prevents any abortion from being performed if there is a heartbeat detected. It was sent to the governor for signing and, as we thought he would, Dalrymple passed it. The governor argues that he has studied the issue of abortion and Roe V. Wade in depth and that his conclusion is “not coming from any religious belief or personal experience.”
Gov. Dalrymple has speculated that this legal battle will be a tough one, he has by no means called the victory on his bill just yet. Another law he signed into effect prevents abortions from being performed by physicians who do not have hospital-admitting privileges, and abortions performed due to certain genetic defects such as Down syndrome. These recent abolitionist efforts have been working to shut down the state’s lone abortion clinic, the Red River Women’s Clinic.
Looks like North Dakota is tired of shedding innocent blood in their state. God bless ’em.
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