Target: North Dakota Legislature
Goal: Abolish laws that make abortions after six weeks illegal
North Dakota lawmakers recently approved the most restricting laws on abortion in our country. The new laws will make it illegal for a doctors to perform an abortion if a heartbeat is detectable, which usually occurs as few as six weeks after conception. These new laws will completely restrict women’s rights by giving them no control of what happens to their body. North Dakota is out of line with this decision and we need to speak up against it.
Six weeks into an unexpected pregnancy, a woman could have only recently found out she was having a baby. This would leave a very small amount of time for the woman to decide whether she will continue the pregnancy or abort it. The ban on abortions after six weeks will be completely limiting to women in a time-sensitive bind. The stress of finding out one is pregnant would only increase with a strict time limit enforced.
By banning abortions after six weeks, women will be cut off from their basic rights to control what goes on in their own body. It will only cause more stress for women, and could lead to an increase in children being put up for adoption. North Dakota is crossing the line of basic human rights and needs to reevaluate the ban on abortions. Sign the petition below to ask the North Dakota legislature to reconsider.
Dear North Dakota Legislature,
Women in your state deserve to make their own decisions when it comes to their bodies. Your lawmakers have imposed a ban on abortions after six weeks into a pregnancy, and that extremely limits a woman’s right to her body. This decision will cause unwanted and unexpected children, which can lead to more problems in the future.
A woman’s life and body are forever changed when she becomes pregnant. This is a huge decision, and a woman deserves to take her time to think about her options. By restricting abortions after six weeks, your state is limiting the time that a woman has to make her decision. This is an unfair situation to put a woman in and it is completely controlling.
We are asking you to please reconsider the ban on these abortions. Woman have a right to make their own decisions and they shouldn’t be forced to give birth to a child they aren’t prepared to care for. The women in your state deserve to make their own decisions.
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