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North Dakota bishops welcome abortion clinic's move to drop lawsuit


The North Dakota Catholic Conference welcomed the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a 2013 law requiring doctors at the state's only abortion clinic to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

The Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo withdrew the suit March 14 after a local health care system certified physicians working at the clinic to admit patients.

Federal judge stops enforcement of North Dakota fetal heartbeat law


A federal judge's temporary injunction stopping enforcement of a new North Dakota law barring abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected "is not surprising and is typical in most legal challenges to pro-life laws," said the North Dakota Catholic Conference.

U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland issued the ruling Monday in a suit filed by Red River Women's Clinic, the state's only abortion clinic.


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November 20-December 3, 2015


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