Hoverson Shines in Defense of Unborn— House Rejects Abolition of Abortion Anyhow

Rep. Jeff Hoverson (R - District 3) pleads with House colleagues to support abolishing abortion in North Dakota. The bill was defeated on a vote of 22 - 70. (Photo via screenshot.)

It’s a sad day for North Dakota. The State House rejected the opportunity to nullify the federal government and ban abortion in our state. That’s right, that same body that’s dominated by a super majority of Republicans said no to protecting the unborn.

Let’s face it though. Rep. Jeff Hoverson (R – District 3) — the prime sponsor of House Bill 1313 — knew his efforts to eliminate this heinous practice within our state’s borders was a longshot. But he gave it his all towards the effort.

I’m not going to break down Rep. Hoverson’s floor speech. I can’t do it justice. In it, he expressed his understanding of the opposition. Yet, he was sincere and made some excellent principled points in support of the bill. You should give it a listen.

Honorable mention to Hoverson was rookie legislator Rep. Cole Christensen (R – District 24). His speech encompassed less than a minute, but was powerful. You should listen to his remarks too. If Christensen represents the future of North Dakota, then I’ll sleep well in the years ahead. He’s stellar. District 24 should be proud.

After 48 years of Roe v. Wade — and the lives of more than 60 million unborn babies snuffed out — too many are still waiting on the Supreme Court of the United States to right the wrong of their predecessors. How much longer will it take — how many more lives must be lost — before states finally realize they are the key to ending the holocaust?

For the North Dakota House, apparently 48 years and 60 million lives isn’t enough. It’s a sad day for North Dakota.



  1. North Dakota Bill Versions: HB 1313 (nd.gov)
  2. North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (nd.gov)
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T. Arthur Mason is a native North Dakotan who has spent nearly all of his life in the Peace Garden State. As the third of four children in Western North Dakota, Mason grew to appreciate family and the outdoors. Some of his fondest memories are annual deer hunts with family and friends. In his early teenage years, faith became a central part of T. Arthur Mason's life. He and the majority of his family attend church together on a weekly basis and find this a fulfilling aspect of their lives. Through the influence of his father, T. Arthur Mason became intrigued with politics. As a boy, he attended political events with his father and enjoyed the friendships that resulted as a byproduct of those political associations. As Mason grew older, he became convinced that the quote often attributed to Thomas Jefferson was true, "That government is best which governs least." Today, T. Arthur Mason enjoys time with his wife and children, an occasional hunt, and an increasingly active life on the political scene. This blog is the fulfillment of a dream to design a web site in the realm of politics and to advocate for the principles of Liberty and constitutionally limited government. On behalf of all those that contribute to The Minuteman, we hope you enjoy your time on the site and will share the message with others.