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North Dakota governor signs one of the US’s strictest abortion bans into law

by Derek Andrews
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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum Monday signed one of many nation’s most restrictive abortion bans into legislation. Senate Bill 2150 permits exceptions to the ban if it’s a results of incest or abuse provided that the fetus is lower than six weeks’ gestation or if the abortion is is critical to guard the well being of the mom. The abortion ban additionally doesn’t embrace eradicating fetal tissue after a miscarriage and treating an ectopic (when a fetus grows outdoors of the uterus) or molar (a tumor within the uterus making the fetus nonviable) being pregnant in its definition of abortion care, permitting these procedures.

Underneath this invoice, performing an abortion within the state is a Class C felony, which may end up in a most five-year prison sentence if convicted. The invoice’s function claims to “defend and promote human life and maternal well being… and reaffirm North Dakota’s custom to guard each human life whether or not unborn or aged, wholesome or sick.”

North Dakota Home Consultant Karla Rose Hanson (D-44) opposed the ban, explaining that the “six-week ‘exception’ is earlier than most individuals know they’re pregnant, notably younger victims of sexual violence, and forcing an undesirable being pregnant to proceed provides to the trauma.”

In March, the North Dakota Supreme Courtroom blocked the state’s trigger abortion ban that went into impact after the US Supreme Courtroom overturned Roe v. Wade. The invoice’s passage into legislation comes after Florida signed a six-week abortion ban with exceptions for exceptions for rape, incest, and human trafficking inside 15 weeks of gestation, in addition to exceptions for the well being of the mom or fetal abnormalities.

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