by Steven Ertelt
May 12, 2009
Fargo, ND (LifeNews.com) — North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven has signed a couple of pro-life bills into law, including one that would allow mothers to see an ultrasound of their unborn child prior to an abortion.
The other measure requires the lone abortion center in the state to tell women considering an abortion that it will destroy the life of an unborn child, a unique human being.
The state House easily approved the ultrasound measure, House Bill 1371, on a strongly bipartisan 77-9 vote in February and the Senate signed off on the bill in April.
The measure is designed to help women learn the humanity of their unborn child and to consider abortion alternatives.
HB 1371: ultrasound prior to abortion.
HB 1445: “informed consent bill that requires the abortion practitioner to tell women that ‘the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.’”