Key Votes

HB 1305 - Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions - Key Vote

North Dakota Key Votes

Jack Dalrymple signed this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits physicians from performing abortions because of genetic abnormalities or the gender of the fetus.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a physician from performing an abortion if the physician has prior knowledge that the patient is seeking the abortion solely because of (Sec. 2):
    • The gender of the fetus; or
    • The diagnosis of, or the potential for, a genetic abnormality of the fetus.
  • Defines “genetic abnormality” as any physical or mental defect, disease, or disorder that is genetically inherited including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Physical disfigurement;
    • Scoliosis;
    • Down syndrome; or
    • Amelia.
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill by a physician as a class A misdemeanor (Sec. 2).
  • Senator John Andrist is not listed on our vote breakdown because his vote did not accurately reflect his intentions; he initially did not vote but changed his vote to “Yea” after the roll call.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (64-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits physicians from performing abortions because of genetic abnormalities or the gender of the fetus.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a physician from performing an abortion if the physician has prior knowledge that the patient is seeking the abortion solely because of (Sec. 2):
    • The gender of the fetus; or
    • The diagnosis of, or the potential for, a genetic abnormality of the fetus.
  • Defines “genetic abnormality” as any physical or mental defect, disease, or disorder that is genetically inherited including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Physical disfigurement;
    • Scoliosis;
    • Down syndrome; or
    • Amelia.
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill by a physician as a class A misdemeanor (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions

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