“We are gratified by this decision and we are ready to move forward. We have a responsibility to make sure that we are preparing young people in our state for productive and bright futures. Preventing teen pregnancy helps break the cycle of poverty, improves educational attainment, and improves health outcomes. Because the health and well-being of our young people is paramount, we’re thrilled that we can continue this work in North Dakota.
“We’re also very pleased that NDSU will be able to move forward with this important research which will no doubt inform public health programs for young people for years to come in the state. The professors we are partnering with at NDSU are experts in adolescent health and we are proud to work with them going forward.”
“Yesterday’s news marks a decisive warning to North Dakota officials and politicians nationwide who would seek to prevent teens from sex education and life skills education by Planned Parenthood educators. Politics should never interfere with health care or education.”