Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Jack Dalrymple (R) is anti-choice.
- The North Dakota House is anti-choice.
- The North Dakota Senate is anti-choice.
North Dakota has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion and has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
North Dakota law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
North Dakota has a partially unconstitutional and unenforceable law that prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
North Dakota funds CPCs directly and refers women to CPCs.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
North Dakota restricts insurance coverage of abortion for all individuals.
Other Anti-Choice Law
North Dakota law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
Public Facilities Restriction
North Dakota prohibits the use of some public facilities for abortion services.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
North Dakota allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
North Dakota restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
North Dakota law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
North Dakota subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
North Dakota restricts post-viability abortion.
Do voters ever decide on issues related to a woman's right to choose? In many states, the answer is yes. Anti-choice groups put measures on the ballot to advance their agenda.
North Dakota "Personhood" Measure
In November, North Dakotans will vote on a personhood amendment that would define life as beginning at conception. Should this measure pass, it would effectively ban abortion in almost all cases, outlaw some of the most common forms of birth control, restrict fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization, and forbid stem-cell research. While "personhood" proposals have appeared on the ballot in several states, they have all failed