Mund: Abortion ruling prompted US House run

August 11, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Former Miss America Cara Mund says her concern about the erosion of abortion rights prompted her independent bid for the U.S. House in her home state of North Dakota.

Mund is running against the odds in the deeply conservative state, but says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision 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.

Her run comes as North Dakota’s only abortion clinic in Fargo is relocating across the border to Moorhead, Minnesota.