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ABORTION

"What happened in Texas and Louisiana will happen to women in North Dakota after the state’s abortion ban goes into effect later this month," writes columnist Jim Shaw. "The fact that abortion is still legal in neighboring Minnesota will be of little help."
The clinic that provides abortion services is vacating its downtown Fargo location in anticipation of North Dakota's abortion "trigger" law taking effect Aug. 26 following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that nullified Roe v. Wade.
Now that Roe v. Wade is no more, and the democratic process has engaged, we're going to be learning a lot about how Americans feel about abortion. I think we're going to find out that they are not nearly so pro-life or pro-choice as we've been led to believe.
Plans moving forward to put constitutional amendment before voters in 2024 to preserve access to abortion in the state. Two previous statewide elections, in 2006 and 2008, rejected legislative efforts to ban abortion in most cases.

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Reps. Karla Rose Hanson and Zac Ista have asked Republican Attorney General Drew Wrigley to clarify how abortion will be regulated in the state after a near-total ban on the practice takes effect.
The likelihood that four justices on the state Supreme Court, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Roe, are going to read into the state constitution a new right to abortion that was never the intent of anyone who ever drafted a word of the language currently in that document, is downright fanciful.
The order gives the Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo more time to make its transition to a new location across the Minnesota border in Moorhead.
As states grapple with the future of abortion in the U.S., Michigan, California, and Vermont could become the first states to let voters decide whether the right to abortion should be written into the state constitution.

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Performing an abortion in most cases will become illegal in North Dakota on July 28, unless a judge steps in.
The event was intended as an action in peaceful civil disobedience, and Omar’s office announced shortly ahead of the event that “these types of protests have led to arrests of lawmakers in the past.”
A resolution introduced by one of the party's Bismarck-area district chairs would have asked the party to withhold support from Mark Haugen, the Democratic-NPL nominated candidate for U.S. House who is pro-life and supports the end of Roe v. Wade.

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