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Federal judge delays North Dakota abortion law

July 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fatal heartbeat is detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Continue Reading

Texas Gov. Perry signs sweeping abortion restrictions

July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping new abortion restrictions on Thursday that could shutter most of the clinics in the state. Continue Reading

Doctors: Anti-abortion bills restrict health care

March 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A group of doctors from North Dakota’s largest city braved a blizzard warning to speak out against legislation that says a fertilized egg is a human being. Continue Reading

N.D. abortion numbers steady as U.S. sees big decline

November 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s abortion numbers have held fairly steady, even as the nation’s abortion rate fell 5 percent in 2009 the largest single-year decrease in a decade state and national reports show. Continue Reading

Fargo elementary students disturbed by abortion protest

May 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some Fargo elementary school children were reportedly traumatized Wednesday by seeing graphic posters displayed by anti-abortion protesters at the corner of 25th Street South and 13th Avenue in Fargo. About 50 fourth- and fifth-graders from Clara Barton Hawthorne Elementary were on a bus about 12:30 p.m. coming back from a choir tour, school district Superintendent Rick Buresh said. Continue Reading

Dayton vetoes medication abortion bill

April 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would require a doctor to be in the room when a woman takes a pill to induce abortion. Medication abortion is often chosen by women who want to end an early pregnancy because it can be less invasive than surgical abortions. Continue Reading

More than 1,000 abortion records found in Kansas City metro recycling bin

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An Overland Park, Kan., woman made a disturbing discovery Saturday as she dumped her recycling inside a yellow and green bin in front of Brookridge Elementary School: More than 1,000 private abortion records sat in plain view, dumped on top of magazines and newspapers in a possibly serious violation of federal privacy law.
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Abortion-rights supports want N.D. judge to block drug ban law

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo is challenging the law. The clinic is North Dakota’s only abortion provider. Its medical director says about 20 percent of the clinic’s patients end their pregnancies with drugs. Continue Reading

GF doctor who pioneered abortion services dies

August 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dr. Richard Leigh was focal point for protests following Roe v. WadeDr. Richard Leigh, the longtime Grand Forks physician who was both praised and vilified as one of North Dakota’s only doctors performing abortions through the 1970s and 1980s, died Thursday at a hospice near his home in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Group challenges ND law on medication abortions

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED: 7:40 P.M.A new state law could stop North Dakota’s only abortion clinic from using medicines to induce abortions, according to an abortion rights group that’s suing to block it from taking effect Aug. 1.
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