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North Dakota Bill Requiring Abortion Reversal Information (HB 1336)

This law was last updated on Sep 10, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice


North Dakota


HB 1336




Jan 9, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 8
Co-sponsors: 4
Total Sponsors: 12


Informed Consent, Medication Abortion

Full Bill Text

HB 1336 requires a physician to inform a pregnant person seeking an abortion that it may be possible to reverse the effects of an abortion-inducing drug.

The bill amends informed consent requirements to require physicians to inform patients that it may be possible to reverse the effects of an abortion-inducing drug if the patient changes their mind, but that time is of the essence, and information and assistance with reversing the effects of an abortion-inducing drug are available in the printed materials provided.

The bill requires the printed materials to include information directing the patient where to obtain further information and assistance in locating a medical professional who can aid in the reversal of abortion-inducing drugs, such as mifepristone and misoprostol.

Latest Action

1/9/19 – Introduced; referred to Judiciary Committee.

1/28/19 – Passed House by a 73-16 vote.

3/15/19 – Passed the Senate by a 34-11 vote.

3/22/19 – Signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Burgum.

Update #1

The state of North Dakota agreed to not enforce either law while the case proceeds (see American Medical Association v. Stenehjem).

Update #2

9/10/19 – U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland granted a preliminary injunction, temporarily blocking the law from taking effect.


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