From Breitbart – Lawmakers in the North Dakota House passed legislation Wednesday that would block North Dakota State University (NDSU) from providing federal grant funds to a sex education program linked to abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Legislators in the state have long expressed opposition to the sex-ed program because of its ties with Planned Parenthood. As Inforum.com reported, during the 2019 legislative session, 89 North Dakota lawmakers wrote to NDSU to express their disapproval of NDSU’s “public partnership with Planned Parenthood.”
SB 2030, which is a funding bill for the state’s Higher Education Challenge Matching Grant, passed the state House, 66-25, with an amendment that prevents schools from entering into contracts with abortion providers.
The bill now returns to the state Senate, where the original measure blocked federal grant dollars to North Dakota’s ten other colleges and universities as well, unless NDSU terminated its arrangement with Planned Parenthood.
While the House’s amended bill would hold other schools harmless, the legislation would still penalize any institution that contracts with “a person that performs or promotes the performance of an abortion,” by cutting its operating budget by 2.5 percent.
For NDSU, the measure could mean a $2.8 million cut in funding.
Additionally, a school official who enters into a contract with an abortion provider could also face a misdemeanor charge that would draw a 30-day prison sentence and a $1,500 fine.
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