Posted 12 months ago
By Scott Carlson
(AP) More than 300 abortion-rights activists attended a rally at the state Capitol in Bismarck to protest a package of measures that would give the state the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation.
They carried signs and chanted “Veto! Veto! Veto!”
The newly formed Stand Up For Women North Dakota also planned rallies Monday in Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot.
Organizer Robin Nelson says the intent of the rallies is to show solidarity for women’s rights issues.
The Legislature has passed several anti-abortion measures this session. Most await the signature of Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who hasn’t indicated whether he supports the measures.
The Republican has three legislative days to act on them.
The demonstration took place outside the Capitol and inside the building while lawmakers held floor sessions in both chambers.