House Bill 1336 would require a physician to provide information about how to possibly “reverse” the effects of an abortion-inducing drug.
The ACLU of North Dakota opposes this bill. When discussing the health of women and the American public, facts are important. Claims regarding abortion “reversal” treatment are not based on science and do not meet clinical standards, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The decision to have an abortion is deeply personal and private and best left to a woman, her family and her doctor. It’s clear that this bill is motivated by a desire to coerce and intimidate women who have already made a very private medical decision, one that is protected under the U.S. Constitution, and it’s disappointing that North Dakota politicians continue to try to insert themselves into the patient-doctor relationship.