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Judge Overturns Six-Week Abortion Ban

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One of the most talked about issues to come out of the last legislative session has been silenced. A federal district judge blocked North Dakota's ban on abortion as early as six-weeks of pregnancy.

The Red River Women's clinic in Fargo says the House Bill 1456 was unconstitutional and getting a an abortion was protected under the 14th amendment. Court documents show the decision also stated North Dakota didn't present any reliable medical evidence to justify the passage of the law.

The director of the Red River Women's Clinic isn't surprised by the ruling.

"Passing unconstitutional bans like this is not a solution, and I don't think it's the way that most folks in North Dakota want to see their legislature spending their tax dollars. It's not the way they want them to go," says Tammy Kromenaker the director of the Red River Women's Clinic.

"Although the court's order today is not wholly unexpected, a decision on whether to appeal the decision requires a careful analysis of the order, case law and the facts presented to the court," says attorney general's office.  

A notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days.
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