North Dakota and Kansas pave the way for Pro-life Legislation

Steven Mosher
Population Research Institute
Weekly Briefing
1 April 2013
Reproduced with Permission

If we can't look to Washington for good news, then we can look to the states, Kansas and North Dakota in particular. Pro-lifers have been on the move in both states, and their state legislatures have responded by passing a host of pro-life bills.

Let's start with North Dakota, where the state legislature has been especially busy. Not only did it pass a personhood amendment - the first legislature in the nation to do so - but it also passed:

The Governor, Jack Dalrymple, a Republican, has aleady signed the heartbeat bill. He is expected to sign the other measures as well, thus banning most abortions in North Dakota. The personhood amendment will be voted upon in the state during the elections in November of 2014.

Kansas, which I recently visited, is not far behind. The Sunflower State has passed:

We at PRI applaud North Dakota and Kansas for moving to protect innocent, unborn life. The laws listed above will go a long way towards protecting the unborn, and educating the public that every life is precious and deserving of protection.

North Dakota and Kansas are both vying to become the most pro-life states in the union. May they both win!