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North Dakota Abortion

State Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

Oct 28 (Reuters) - The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a state law that restricts medication abortion, the non-surgical interruption of...

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...

Federal Judge Set To Hear Arguments On Contentious Abortion Law

Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

By The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a legal challenge to a North Dakota law that bans aborti...

Laura Bassett

The 9 Worst States For Reproductive Rights In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

While 2011 went down in history as the worst year for women's reproductive rights, 2013 has officially become the second worst, as Republican state la...

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 ...

Anti-Abortion Group Hands Out Fetus Dolls To Children At State Fair

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

An anti-abortion group in North Dakota attempted to spread its message to children at the North Dakota State Fair earlier this month by handing them s...

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...

GOP Gov Signs Strict Abortion Measure

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law a measure that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed pr...

Strict Abortion Measure Sent To GOP Governor

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. — A measure that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that a fetus can by then feel p...

Hundreds Protest Against State's Harsh Anti-Abortion Measures

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 300 abortion-rights activists carried signs and chanted, "Veto! Veto! Veto!" in a demonstration Monday at the state C...

Laura Bassett

Cecile Richards: 'It's Not Safe To Be A Woman'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

U.S. states may have passed a flood of abortion restrictions over the past two years, but North Dakota is showing "a whole new level of extremism" rig...

Laura Bassett

North Dakota Becomes First State To Pass Fetal Personhood Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

North Dakota became the first state on Friday to pass a fetal personhood amendment, which grants legal personhood rights to embryos from the moment of...

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...

Coercion, not Consent

John Culhane | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
John Culhane

The Supreme Court needs to step in to declare that any physically invasive procedures that aren't independently justified constitute an "undue burden" on a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

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 Two Unprecedented Abortion Bans

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

The North Dakota State Senate passed two anti-abortion bills on Friday that would be the first laws of their kind in the United States and would ban m...

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...

Laura Bassett

North Dakota Law Restricting Medication Abortion Is Challenged On 'Undue Burden' Grounds

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

There is only one abortion clinic in North Dakota, and state lawmakers passed a bill last summer that would effectively ban medication abortions acros...

Laura Bassett

New Law Banning All Drug-Induced Abortions Is Challenged In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new North Dakota law that imposes restrictions on the FDA-approved drugs used to induce abortions would effectively ban all non-surgic...

North Dakota Passes Troubling New Abortion Laws

RH Reality Check | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven signed two anti-abortion bills into law. The first, House Bill 1371, requires doctors to show an ultrasound t...