Hundreds fight for Women's rights in FargoFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Today, Hundreds turned out to fight for women's rights. Their message was clear, but was it loud enough for Governor Dalrymple to hear?
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Today, Hundreds turned out to fight for women's rights. Their message was clear, but was it loud enough for Governor Dalrymple to hear?
3 abortion bills are on his desk waiting for his signature, or veto. They virtually ban abortions in the state.
The answer is simple. You could tell just by looking at the many signs advocates were picketing.
"My body, my choice" was a popular slogan. And that's exactly what these people fighting for, the choice to do "what they want with their body".
Lindsey Lipp: "Once we lose those rights what else do we have?"
If Governor Jack Dalrymple is looking for a sign....
Matthew Werlinger: "Keep your filthy hands off my girlfriend."
of what he should do. Here, he has dozens to pick from.
Lipp: "It's not just about abortion, pro life pro choice, it's pro women."
Tricia Connell: "I'm really excited that this many people showed up today."
...and every man.
Werlinger: "this is awesome, I'm glad that this many people showed up.The fact that there's this many people that actually care is just a good thing to see."
The hundreds that turned out to have their voices heard, did.
They were loud. And they made their mission clear.
Lindsey's a master of biological science
Lipp: "I know a lot about the sciences, and I can make my own decisions about my body. So, the North Dakota government doesn't really need to step in there."
She doesn't agree with any of the bills, lying on the governor's desk.
Which all practically ban abortions.
Lipp: "These things will impact in vitro fertilization, whether you can use an IUD, different types of birth control that you're allowed to use."
Tricia doesn't either.
Tricia Connell: "I think that they are an affront to women's rights. I think that they are an affront to human rights."
She's rallying for her right to say no, hoping the governor will too.
Connell: "Wake up and look at your constitution. This has already been decided for you, you don't have to think about it too hard.">
After today, the governor will have two days left act. If he decides to veto, The house and senate can override with a 2/3 majority vote to pass these bills into law.