North Dakota Bill Amending Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (SB 2004)
This law was last updated on Nov 10, 2014
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.”
Introduced at the Governor’s request by the North Dakota Appropriations Committee. Signed into law on May 2, 2013.