06/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

North Dakota Passes Troubling New Abortion Laws

Yesterday, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven signed two anti-abortion bills into law. The first, House Bill 1371, requires doctors to show an ultrasound to a pregnant woman before she is allowed to go through with the procedure. Infantilizing towards the woman? Sure. Assuming that a woman doesn't have long conversations and ambivalent thoughts about making this hard decision? This is nothing new.

However, according to LifeNews.com, there's an even more troubling bill, HB 1445, that's made its way through. "The other measure requires the lone abortion center in the state to tell women considering an abortion that it will destroy the life of an unborn child, a unique human being."

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