North Dakota’s governor has signed into law a series of pro-life bills that he expects will be challenged, but he says the issues need to be decided.
Today Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the first three of the legislature’s pro-life bills – less than 24 hours after they reached his desk – stunning pro-abortion supporters who have been engaging in a relentless campaign against the bills.
Among the new laws is one that bans abortions because the parent does not approve of the child’s gender or if the child has gender abnormalities. Supporters of the law have said permitting such abortions amounts to a form of genocide by permitting a child to be aborted solely because of his or her gender.
But wait, said Nancy Northrup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. That’s a woman’s right, she said.