Governor Dalrymple has signed all the pro-life bills sent to his desk. Bishop David D. Kagan has issued the following statement:
The protection of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death is the primary purpose of government. All persons, including our elected officials, are obligated to unceasingly seek protection of this basic human right. I applaud the members of the North Dakota legislature who bravely supported measures to extend protections to unborn human life and to advance the health of women.
I also applaud Governor Jack Dalrymple for signing SB 2305, HB 1305, and HB 1456. His signature affirms our state’s commitment to the protection of all human life.
Finally, I ask that all Catholics of the state join me this Holy Week in praying for our all of our elected leaders. May the Author of Life grant them wisdom in all their endeavors.
Senate Bill 2305 will protect women having abortions by requiring that abortion physicians have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
House Bill 1305 prohibits abortions for sex selection or genetic abnormality.
House Bill 1456 prohibits abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.