Abortion bill fails in North Dakota House

News

Efforts to make performing an abortion amount to murder failed in the House on Wednesday.

Minot Rep. Jeff Hoverson’s bill was voted on in two parts. The first would’ve charged abortion providers with murder, and the second would’ve made helping someone get an abortion a felony.

Hoverson and others who supported the legislation acknowledged the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade making abortion legal, and said now is the time to challenge that.

“The problem is that we’ve been waiting and allowing a 1973 court decision, which is based on many lies, to hold our states hostage for 48 years,” Hoverson said.

Opponents argued that the decision is a tough one to begin with, and shouldn’t be a crime to consider all the options.

“Sometimes there are more things going on with a person who has to make that tough decision, and we can’t make it a crime to try to figure out how you’re going to salvage your life,” Grand Forks Rep. Mary Adams said.

The first part of the bill, which targeted abortion providers, failed 22 to 70, and the second part, which targeted those who help someone get an abortion, failed 6 to 86.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Minot State Basketball

Class B Basketball

High school basketball

Nationwide ammo shortage hits ND

Game warden scholarship available

Special Wishes 4

WDA Swimming

Rep. O'Brien releases statement

FNF pt. 1

FNF Pt 2

The Meeting Space

KX Convo: Tigirlily

Friday, February 26th, 2021 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

New England Growing

Black History Wrap-Up

Thank a Resident Day

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 2/26

Wrigley Stepping Down

Drug Bust

Year in Parks

More Video

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

KX News Trending Stories

Latest Stories

More Local News