LEGISLATION & LITIGATION
Abortion is STILL legal in the state of North Dakota
River Women's Clinic is OPEN, available for appointments and
LEGALLY performing abortions in the state of North Dakota.
Legislature has passed numerous bills that have threatened women's
reproductive rights in the state of North Dakota. Red River Women's Clinic
will continue to do everything in our power to keep our doors open. We are pleased to report that
Center for Reproductive Rights has vowed to fight for Red River Women's
MEDICATION ABORTION RESTRICTIONS:
1297 was passed. This bill called for restrictions on how medication
abortion can be offered. In
mid-April, 2013, a 3 day trial was held in Cass County District Court to
stop these restrictions.
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 appealed
this decision to the ND Supreme Court. This appeal was held in
front of the ND Supreme Court on 12/11/2013. On Tuesday, October
28th, 2014, the ND Supreme Court overturned the lower court ruling and
let HB 1297 take effect. This ruling upholds HB 1297 - which means that
we must follow the FDA label when offering medication abortions. HB 1297
does NOT outlaw medication abortions.
ADMITTING PRIVILEGES REQUIREMENTS
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.
WEEK BAN AKA THE HEARTBEAT BAN
June 25th, 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights
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. On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, this case was argued in
front of a 3 judge panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. On July
22nd, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court Judge's
ruling. The North Dakota Attorney General has until mid-October to
decide if he will appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
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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.
log on to Pay Pal and email a payment to the clinic right now:
your PayPal account & click on the Send Money tab
the Red River Women's Clinic email -
the amount you wish to donate - then click on "I'm sending money to family
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are so moved to send a check today - please send to us at 512 1st Avenue
North, Fargo, ND 58102.
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.
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.
you all for your support - the response has been overwhelming!