Cara Mund says the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade prompted her to run as an Independent against a pro-Trump Republican and conservative Christian Democrat in North Dakota.
Ex-Miss America Cara Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run
Former Miss America Cara Mund says her concern about the erosion of abortion rights prompted her independent bid for the US House in her home state of North Dakota.
Mund, who is running against the odds in the deeply conservative state, said the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the constitutional right to abortion was “just a moment where I knew we need more women in office.”
The 28-year-old recent Harvard Law School graduate announced her candidacy Saturday, just weeks before early voting begins in the state where Republicans hold every statewide office.
Her run comes as North Dakota’s only abortion clinic is Fargo prepares to relocate across the border to Minnesota to avoid recrimination if courts allow a law banning all abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the pregnant woman to be enforced.