Concerned Women for America of North Dakota
March 16, 2009 Legislative Alert
We are nearing the home stretch of the 2009 Legislative Session in Bismarck and listed below
are bills that need your urgent attention. Thank you for e-mailing or calling your Senators and
Representatives on the bills listed below. These bills are all being heard in Committee this
coming week, and we need everyone to contact these Committee members in regards to these
bills. The Committee members may not be from your district, but while the bill is being
considered by them, any North Dakota citizen may contact them to voice their opinion on
these bills. After the Committee votes on the bill, it then goes to the floor of the Chamber and
then we need to contact our local legislators to urge them to either support of oppose. Below
you will find the bills CWA supports, and one very urgent bill that CWA opposes.
Remember that prayer is key! Pray for our lawmakers to make righteous decisions!
Bills that CWA supports:
HCR3015, a resolution directing Congress to refrain from passing the Freedom of Choice Act
(FOCA) in its entirety, or any individual component of it. I personally took this resolution,
after it passed the North Dakota House of Representatives, and presented it to our Senators in
Washington D.C. They need to be fully aware of the wishes of their constituents to protect
our laws and the sanctity of life of North Dakota citizens. It is urgent that this also passes the
North Dakota Senate. It will be heard in Senate Human Services on Tuesday, March 17.
- Click here for more information on FOCA.
- Action: Contact the Senate Human Services Committee on or before March 17 and ask
them to support HCR3015. Committee information below.
HB1371, the Ultrasound bill, requiring that a woman seeking an abortion has an opportunity
to view an ultrasound, is up for hearing in the Senate Human Services Committee. The
hearing on this bill will occur Tuesday, March 17.
- Action: Contact the S