If you thought that everyone in the whole fucking country knew that abortion is legal, you were wrong.
Today, a North Dakota legislator who believed that abortion was illegal had to be corrected on the House floor during a debate on House Bill 1319.
Introduced by Rep. Jeffery Magrum (R-Hazelton), the bill would end the practice of “closed adoption,” which allows a parent to give up their child to adoption confidentially. Some argued the bill would result in more abortions.
“Isn’t abortion illegal in the state of North Dakota?” Magrum asked a fellow legislator.
“I don’t believe it is, if you meet the requirements as set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court,” answered Rep. Lawrence Klemin.
To be clear: abortion is legal in all 50 states due to the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.