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North Dakota Abortion Law

State's Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law Ruled 'Invalid And Unconstitutional'

AP | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is "invalid and uncon...

State Court Hears Arguments On Controversial Abortion Law

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether the state's sole abortion clinic can use drugs to terminate ...

Pro-Choice Republican Speaks Out On 'Distressing' GOP Trend

Salon | Katie McDonough | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

While a majority of her colleagues in the North Dakota Legislature were working furiously to advance the single most draconian pre-viability abortion ...

Nation's Strictest Anti-Abortion Law Blocked By Federal Judge

Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics

By JAMES MacPHERSON, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. -- A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion...

North Dakota Anti-Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A 2011 North Dakota law that outlaws one of two drugs used in nonsurgical abortions violates the state and U.S. constitutions, a sta...

State's Only Abortion Clinic On Front Line Of Contentious Battle

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

* New state laws could force closure of state's only abortion clinic * Part of wave of restrictions passed in GOP-led states since 20...

Judge Allows New Complaint Over 'Wrongheaded' Abortion Law

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A North Dakota judge on Wednesday agreed to combine a lawsuit that challenges a new requirement for doctors who perform abortions wi...

Harsh Abortion Laws Under Fire

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

FARGO, N.D. — Abortion rights activists on Wednesday filed the first of what they expect will be several legal challenges to laws recently appro...

Abortion Clinic Challenges New State Law

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

By Alicia Underlee Nelson FARGO, N.D., April 1 (Reuters) - North Dakota's only clinic that offers abortion services is vowing to chall...

Rivals Ready For Battle Over Contentious Abortion Measures

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

-- Rival legal teams, well-financed and highly motivated, are girding for court battles over the coming months on laws enacted in Arkansas and North ...

Gov Admits Newly Signed Abortion Ban Likely To Draw Challenge

Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple acknowledges a court battle is likely after he signed legislation bannin...

Laura Bassett

GOP Lawmakers Join Pro-Choice Rally: 'We Have Stepped Over The Line'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A group of GOP state lawmakers in North Dakota will protest new abortion restrictions on Monday at a Stand Up for Women rally in Bismarck, N.D., becau...

State Lawmakers Set Sights On Outright Abortion Ban

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota lawmakers who approved what would be some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are now considering outlawing ...

Laura Bassett

State Passes Fetal Personhood Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

North Dakota has only one abortion clinic and has been rated the worst state in the country for women, but the State Senate passed two bills on Thursd...