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Mar 14, 2014 at 11:54 am


     North Dakota's sole abortion clinic in Fargo has settled a lawsuit it filed over a new law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital-admitting privileges. 

     North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which is helping the Red River Women's Clinic, say the case has been settled.

     Stenehjem says since the Clinic’s physicians were able to comply with the requirements of the law by obtaining privileges at a local hospital the case is now moot.

     The group filed the lawsuit in state court last year. But Sanford Health said last month that the women's clinic's physicians have been credentialed at its hospital in Fargo.

     Stenehjem says litigation alleging the law regulating medication abortions violates the state constitution remains pending before the state Supreme Court.


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