Governor Burgum signed House Bill 1546, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, a few weeks ago. This new law will make it illegal to perform a dismemberment abortion on a living preborn child. Dismemberment of any living human is barbaric and inhumane, and Governor Burgum has stood to protect our preborn children who can’t speak for themselves. Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota® was proud to help support this critical legislation sponsored by Representative Luke Simons from District 36.

A ceremonial signing for HB 1546 was held today and Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota was invited to participate (see above photo).  Primary sponsor Rep. Simons, other co-sponsoring legislators, and allied organizations who helped make this possible were also invited and are pictured above.

Governor Burgum heard from many constituents and organizations, expressing strong viewpoints on this bill. This included many of you voicing your support, and we thank you for your involvement in making this proposed legislation a reality.

Governor Burgum has stood alongside North Dakotans and held fast to his pro-life stance on this critical piece of legislation. Please thank him for signing this bill into North Dakota law. You can reach his office at (701) 328-2200 or by email through his website.

We are truly blessed to have a Governor who supports life for all citizens of our state, including preborn children. Let’s make sure he knows it!

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

We are almost there on House Bill 1546, which would ban dismemberment abortions on preborn infants— the Senate still needs to pass the bill with a floor vote!

The Senate will take this floor vote very soon, so we need your help contacting your senator NOW. We have made it easy for you to urge your senator to vote in support of House Bill 1546 by sending a message through our Action Center!

Remember, this bill would make it illegal to perform a dismemberment abortion on a living preborn child. This type of abortion procedure is gruesome and essentially tears the baby apart while it is alive and can feel pain. Dismemberment of any living human is barbaric and inhumane, and our preborn children can’t speak for themselves. Only you can!

Take action today and urge your senator to vote in favor of this bill, because no preborn child should ever have to endure this horrible procedure!

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

As I predicted in last week’s email, the North Dakota legislature is off to a fast start after its recess. On Monday, I testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of two pro-life bills. HB 1336 would ensure that women seeking an abortion would be fully informed that chemical abortions can be reversed after taking the first of two pills. Testimony in favor of the bill was provided by many pro-life organizations and medical professionals from across North Dakota and it was particularly noteworthy that the doctors confirmed that abortion pill reversal was effective, safe for the mother, and a verified medical procedure. We want to thank Representative Dan Johnston for sponsoring this great bill!

The second bill was HB 1546. It would ban the gruesome dismemberment of live preborn children while still in their mother’s womb. There was also significant testimony in favor of this bill and we thank Representative Luke Simons for sponsoring this excellent piece of legislation. Both Representatives Johnston and Simons are graduates of our Statesmen Academy and we are so proud of the way they are integrating their faith into the policy arena by sponsoring bills such as these.

In addition to these bills, Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota took positions and testified on bills related to expanding teaching opportunities for home schoolers, providing safety information to school children, and increasing income tax credits for donations to private schools. We also conducted research on bills, talked with legislators, monitored floor votes, and created action alerts for you, our ministry partners. And all that was just on Monday and Tuesday of this week!

We thank you for your prayers, action you’ve taken such as contacting legislators, and financial support. We also greatly appreciate your prayers and messages of support you regularly provide to us on social media and in emails. Your support means the world to us and we are blessed to represent you and your biblical values.

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

 

As we alerted you in previous emails, House Bill 1546, the Human Dismemberment Abortion Prohibition Bill, would ban the barbaric and inhumane abortion practice of dismembering a living baby. This typically happens in the later stages of pregnancy when the preborn child has a beating heart, brainwaves, and can feel pain. The bill was sponsored by Representative Luke Simons, another of our Statesman Academy graduates™. Now to the good news.

Thanks to your involvement, prayers, and financial support, the bill was voted out of the House Human Services Committee with a “Do Pass” recommendation of 9-2. It then went to the House floor today and was voted on. It passed by an overwhelming margin of 78-13! Now it’s on to the Senate for their approval.

This is a big win for pro-life efforts in our state and we couldn’t have done it without you. Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota will keep fighting for your values this session, as we all ask God to bless our efforts with more wins for biblical values.

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma,
President and Executive Director

Dear North Dakotans,

We need your help! The House Human Services Committee is holding hearings on Monday, January 21st, on two very important pro-life issues.

They must hear from you!

  1. Chemical Abortion Reversal Information (House Bill 1336) is being sponsored by Statesmen Academy Alumni and State Representative Daniel Johnston. This bill would require that a woman considering a chemical abortion be given information about how she can save her baby’s life, if she changes her mind part-way into the process. But to reverse the process, she must get immediate medical attention. Therefore, it’s vital that a woman knows all of her options prior to having a chemical abortion. Over one-third of early-stage abortions take place with two doses of chemical abortion pills over the course of two or three days. After the first dose, over 55 percent of women who have changed their minds and sought immediate medical attention were able to successfully deliver a healthy baby. We believe all women considering chemical abortion as an option have the right to know that if they change their mind, they may have a chance to save their baby.

Please click here to urge the Human Services Committee to Vote “Do Pass” on House Bill 1336 — because women have the right to know!

  1. The Human Dismemberment Abortion Ban (House Bill 1546) is the second bill we need your help on! During an abortion procedure, if a baby is too large to remove in one piece, abortionists tear off the baby’s limbs and crush the head. It’s hard to believe North Dakota still allows dismemberment abortions in the later stages of pregnancy on a live baby. Representative Luke Simons, also a Statesmen Academy Alumni, is sponsoring this important bill that would require the baby to be euthanized prior to this procedure taking place. Dismemberment of any living human is barbaric and inhumane. It’s time for our North Dakota legislators to take a stand and ban this practice now!

Please click here to urge the Human Services Committee to take a stand and ban this procedure on living babies!

Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota is proud to stand with North Dakotans across the state and protect life and a woman’s right to know. We’ve made it easy for you to contact your legislators with just one click on issues that are important to you. Thank you so much for taking action to protect life!

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director