The proposal by a dozen Republican lawmakers would prohibit abortions for "sex selection or genetic abnormalities."
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota lawmakers are considering further restrictions to the state's anti-abortion laws.
The proposal by a dozen Republican lawmakers would prohibit abortions for ``sex selection or genetic abnormalities.''
Rep. Bette Grande of Fargo was one of the bill's sponsors. She says allowing abortions for the purpose of sex selection or genetic abnormalities "have no place in civilized society.''
North Dakota Women's Network director Renee Stomme spoke in opposition of the measure. She says the bill does not include exemptions for genetic disorders that may be fatal.
Testimony before the House Human Services Committee on Tuesday came on the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared abortion legal.