North Dakota Bill Amending Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (SB 2004)

This law was last updated on Nov 10, 2014


State

North Dakota

Number

SB 2004

Status

Current

Proposed

Jan 8, 2013

Topics

20-Week Bans, Later Abortion

Full Bill Text

www.legis.nd.gov

SB 2004 amends and re-enacts the North Dakota Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (SB 2368, codified at N.D. Century Code § 14-02.1).

It deletes the provision that states “[t]he purpose of this section is to protect the state’s compelling interest in the unborn human life from the time the unborn child is capable of feeling pain,” and replaces it with a provision that states “[t]he purpose of this chapter is to protect unborn human life and maternal health within present constitutional limits. It reaffirms the tradition of the state of North Dakota to protect every human life whether unborn or aged, healthy or sick.”

STATUS

Introduced at the Governor’s request by the North Dakota Appropriations Committee. Signed into law on May 2, 2013.