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LEGISLATION & LITIGATION

Abortion is STILL legal in the state of North Dakota 

Red River Women's Clinic is OPEN, available for appointments and

LEGALLY performing abortions in the state of North Dakota.

The 2013 ND Legislature passed a sweeping package of bills that have threatened women's reproductive rights in the state of North Dakota.  Red River Women's Clinic has vowed to challenge these bills in court.   We are pleased to report that the Center for Reproductive Rights has vowed to fight for Red River Women's Clinic.

Red River Women's Clinic is engaged with the state of ND on some of the restrictions brought up in recent legislative sessions:

MEDICATION ABORTION RESTRICTIONS:

In 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit to prevent portions of HB 1297 that restrict medication abortion from going into effect.  In mid-April, 2013, a 3 day trial was held in Cass County District Court.  The judge ruled in late July that all provisions of HB 1297 that relate to medication abortion are unconstitutional and permanently enjoined the restrictions from going into effect.  The State of North Dakota has appealed this decision to the ND Supreme Court.  This appeal was held in front of the ND Supreme Court on 12/11/2013 - and a decision should be forth coming later in 2014.

The US Supreme Court recently dismissed a challenge to a similar law in Oklahoma:  

Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

“The Supreme Court has let stand a strong decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court that recognized this law for what it is: an outright ban on a safe method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages, and an unconstitutional attack on women’s health and rights.

PHYSICIAN ADMITTING PRIVILEGES REQUIREMENTS

Red River Women's Clinic physicians have obtained the admitting privileges required by SB 2305. We have negotiated a settlement with the state of ND that states that they will maintain those privileges as long as required by law. If their privileges are revoked or not renewed, a new lawsuit may be filed at that time. This back door attempt to close our doors was unsuccessful, and we will continue to push back against challenges such as these.

6 WEEK BAN AKA THE HEARTBEAT BAN

On Tuesday, June 25th, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging HB 1456 - which is a pre-viability ban that bans abortions when a detectable heartbeat can be found.  This law, when passed, became the earliest and most restrictive abortion law in the United States.

On Wednesday, April 16th, Federal District Court Judge Daniel Hovland permanently enjoined HB 1456 from becoming law.

UPDATE: On Tuesday, May 13th, the North Dakota Attorney General filed a notice to appeal the case to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Follow Red River Women's Clinic on and/or  to stay up to date on news, happenings & events related to the court cases or general reproductive rights information. 

Want to help with the lengthy, costly legal battle?  You can donate your tax deductible contribution to CRR and earmark your donation for North Dakota OR you can send the clinic a contribution.  Please note that RRWC is not a 501c3, so your contribution is not a tax deductible donation. 

You can log on to Pay Pal and email a payment to the clinic right now:

Go to your PayPal account & click on the Send Money tab

Insert the Red River Women's Clinic email - tammi@redriverwomensclinic.com

Enter the amount you wish to donate - then click on "I'm sending money to family or friends"

Red River Women's Clinic will receive your contribution through PayPal.

If you are so moved to send a check today - please send to us at 512 1st Avenue North, Fargo, ND  58102.

You can also call the clinic to process a payment over the phone through a credit card - 701-298-9999.  Just tell us you want to make a donation & we will process it via our square reader. 

Any donations made through the Network for Good site on our Funding page is for the ND WIN Fund - which goes to help our patients pay for their services - these are also helpful dollars that will be gladly accepted.

Thank you all for your support - the response has been overwhelming!


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