North Dakota Catholic Conference praised Republican republic Doug Burgum to sign a bill in April 10 law to "prevent weighted abortion."
"While it should be assumed that not all abortions can be accepted, the people of North Dakota have found that this procedure should not happen in particular," said the conference, which is the public policy manual of the Catholic bishop of the state. .
It prevents an abortion procedure called “reduction and evacuation,” which is described as the most common procedure used in any abortion in the second quarter.
The only abortion clinic by a director of North Dakota said she had not yet decided a legal challenge for the new law, as she said that lawyers who clinic are waiting for a court decision on an attempt to prevent similar law in Arkansas.
The 8th Court of Circuit Appeals, including North Dakota, heard oral arguments in December about the challenge to law in Arkansas.
Due to North Dakota law, it is a crime for a doctor who is making a second-quarter abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and a fence to remove the unborn child from the womb. Doctors would be charged a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and fined $ 10,000.
Women receiving such abortion would not be charged. There is an exception in the case of medical emergencies.
As the bill worked through the Legislature, the Catholic conference expressed its support for the measure, H.B. 1546, saying: "Every child deserves love and protection of the law at any time. No one is allowed to take the innocent life of the person."
"This is why North Dakota's official policy is to give priority, encouragement and support to childbirth and state action and also why the state recognizes that all abortions will end human life. HB 1546 adds to that policy through a certain abortion procedure which has a certain gruesome on it which is called dilation and evacuation. "
The conference also said that “the claim is that Roe v. Wade in his settled law one of the worst statements about abortion law, referring to the Supreme Court's decision in 1973 to make legal abortion on demand throughout the country.
"The holding in Roe was almost settled as soon as it was decided and the abortion jurisprudence has always been changing," the conference said. "There are still many questions in question and the US Supreme Court has not decided on the constitutionality of disarmament abortion."
"Meanwhile," he said, "we ask that everyone continue to work towards creating a society that no woman ever feels forced to give birth to abortion."