UPDATE: Senate Bill 2323 was defeated on the Senate floor.
Using zoning rules and regulations to hinder access to abortion care is not a new tactic for legislators across the country. But Senate Bill 2323 would place more stringent restrictions on where abortions clinics could be located in North Dakota, effectively eliminating access to abortion care in the state.
The ACLU of North Dakota opposes Senate Bill 2323. Prohibiting abortion clinics from getting a permit for new construction or building an addition if the clinic is within a 30-mile radius of a school is extreme, and, if passed, would likely be found unconstitutional.