UPDATE: House lawmakers defeated House Bill 1313.

House Bill 1313 would criminalize all abortions in North Dakota, making the essential health care procedure a Class A felony in all situations except when performed to save the pregnant person's life.

This bill is far reaching, attempting to make it a Class C felony for anyone who “aids, abets, facilitates, solicits, or incites” another person to obtain an abortion." If passed, House Bill 1313 would make it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion, but it also makes it a crime for a friend, spouse, or parent to take someone to a clinic or even a receptionist to check someone in for an appointment. 

We oppose this bill because it is outrageous, draconian, and out of touch with the real needs of North Dakotans.

Sponsors

Rep. Hoverson, Bellew, Ertelt, Kading, Magrum

Status

Defeated

Session

2021

Bill number

Position

Oppose