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(路透社)——北達科他州州長 Doug Burgum 週一簽署了一項法案,該法案將禁止大多數墮胎,為強姦和亂倫受害者創造例外,但僅限於懷孕的前六週。

法律將醫生進行墮胎定為重罪,並規定了其他例外情況,包括為挽救母親的生命或在她的健康受到嚴重威脅的情況下。 但是,參議院第 2150 號法案稱,強姦和亂倫的受害者將不得不懷孕至足月,除非「未出生嬰兒的可能胎齡為六週或更短」。


至少有 13 個州頒布了墮胎禁令,而北達科他州加入了其他一些州的行列,禁止在懷孕 6 20 週的特定時期之後墮胎。

還有更多州的墮胎限制被法官暫時阻止,直到審理相關訴訟,包括北達科他州,州最高法院阻止了先前的墮胎限制。 與此同時,許多民主黨領導的州都有墮胎保護措施。

據《快速城市日報》報導,Burgum 在一份聲明中說:「該法案澄清並完善了由(美國最高法院)Dobbs 決定生效的現有州法律,並重申北達科他州是保護生命 (pro-life) 的州」。



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North Dakota Governor Signs Strict Abortion Bill Into Law

April 25, 2023 / Reuters


(Reuters) – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum on Monday signed into law a bill that would ban most abortions, creating an exception for rape and incest victims but only during the first six weeks of pregnancy.

The law, which makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion, provides other exceptions including to save the life of the mother or in cases where her health is at serious risk. But rape and incest victims would have to carry their pregnancies to term unless “the probable gestational age of the unborn child is six weeks or less,” Senate Bill 2150 says.

The bill cleared both houses of the North Dakota legislature with veto-proof majorities and is the latest to pass in a Republican-led state since the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned the federal right to an abortion, enabling states to impose restrictions.

At least 13 states have enacted abortion bans while North Dakota joins a number of other states to ban abortion after a certain period of gestation, ranging from six to 20 weeks.

Still more states have abortion restrictions that have been temporarily blocked by judges until underlying lawsuits are heard, including North Dakota, where the state Supreme Court blocked a previous abortion restriction. Meanwhile in many Democratic-led states there are abortion protections in place.

“This bill clarifies and refines existing state law which was triggered into effect by the (U.S. Supreme Court) Dobbs decision and reaffirms North Dakota as a pro-life state,” Burgum said in a statement, according to the Rapid City Journal.

The governor’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta)

Reuters Health Information © 2023 

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