Pro-Choice or No Choice? North Dakota Wants to Ban Abortion for Fetal Abnormalities

Bonnie Rochman writes for TIME: “Testing for fetal abnormalities can alert expectant parents to potential health problems to come. And it’s the parents who should decide on how to act on those results, right? Not necessarily. In North Dakota, the governor is considering signing two anti-abortion bills that would be among the most restrictive in the nation. The state House and Senate have endorsed separate legislation that prohibits abortions after six weeks and bans them for reasons of gender or fetal abnormalities. If signed, the bills would take the decision of what to do when a pregnancy is not developing as expected out of the hands of parents.”