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The town of Prinsburg, pop. 515, is being thrust into the larger, national debate over abortion as it considers an ordinance that would allow residents to file civil lawsuits against abortion providers.
"Does North Dakota really want women with complicated pregnancies to suffer? Does North Dakota really want a critical shortage of qualified obstetricians and to imprison doctors?" columnist Jim Shaw asks. "The legislature must act."
The last remaining DFLer in the Minnesota House who would oppose codifying abortion protections into law appears to be Winona Rep. Gene Pelowski.
Columnist Jim Shaw shares information from Dr. Ana Tobiasz, a Bismarck doctor who specializes in treating high-risk pregnancies. "When they made these laws in North Dakota, they didn’t think about the consequences,” Tobiasz told Shaw. “I’m disgusted, confused and enraged.”
Democratic-NPL Reps. Karla Rose Hanson and Zac Ista asked North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley in August for an opinion addressing what they viewed as conflicts in state law that put pregnant women and medical providers in danger.
Keith Ellison is seeking his second consecutive term as Minnesota's top law enforcement officer while Republican challenger Jim Schultz seeks to break a five decade-long DFL reign in the attorney general’s office.

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Saturday, Nov. 5 was the first day that movements looking to place initiated amendments or measures on the 2024 ballot could begin collecting signatures. That day, Dakotans for Health, an organization that has supported several referendums in the past decade, kicked off their drive to change South Dakota's abortion.
This isn't about Romanick's views on abortion, though they are palpable at this point. This is about his inability to recognize the limits of the judicial branch's powers.
Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick wrote in a Monday filing that the state Supreme Court has not previously determined whether North Dakotans have a constitutional right to an abortion.

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