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North Dakota


North Dakota's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

98 percent of North Dakota counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

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.


Abortion Bans

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.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

North Dakota law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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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.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

North Dakota funds CPCs directly and refers women to CPCs.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

North Dakota restricts insurance coverage of abortion for all individuals.
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Public Facilities Restriction

North Dakota prohibits the use of some public facilities for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

North Dakota allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

North Dakota restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

North Dakota law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

North Dakota subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

North Dakota restricts post-viability abortion.
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