Political and Legislative

North Dakota House Passes Near-Total Ban on Abortion With Few Exceptions

Lawmakers in North Dakota advanced an abortion bill Monday that seeks to ban the procedure with few exceptions.

The state House passed SB 2150 with a vote of 76-14, mostly along party lines, which makes performing or aiding an abortion a class C felony, which is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000.

According to the language in the bill, the pregnant woman would not be charged.

The only exceptions are if the mother’s health or life are in danger and in cases of rape or incest, but only up until six weeks’ gestation, before many women know they’re pregnant.

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