For Immediate Release
June 15, 2023
Linda Thorson (701) 331-9792
Concerned Women for America of North Dakota Denounces Efforts to Subvert North Dakotans Pro-Family, Pro-Child and Pro-Women Values with Unfounded Lawsuits
Bismarck, North Dakota – Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota is appalled over a former North Dakota abortion provider’s push to enter an addendum to their lawsuit filed last year seeking to block North Dakota’s trigger law that prevents most abortions in our state following the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe last summer, it became a priority of our state to build a sanctuary of life in North Dakota by passing significant pro-child legislation.
This week, attorneys for the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, NY, representing physicians and the former North Dakota abortion provider, amended their lawsuit against the state claiming the recently passed law banning abortions except in the case of rape and incest in the first six weeks of pregnancy, violates a patient’s “rights to an abortion.”
Linda Thorson, CWA of North Dakota State Director, had this to say about the lawsuit, “The vast majority of citizens and officials in our state support life. We applaud our elected officials, including Gov. Doug Burgum for taking steps to build a sanctuary of life in North Dakota. Legislators passed significant policies to support the lives of children and their families this session and every pro-family, pro-woman bill was signed by Gov. Burgum. It is wrong for a former state abortion provider and attorneys from New York City to drag our state into a lawsuit because they do not share the pro-life values of North Dakotans.”
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.