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Legal challenge filed over ND ban on post-heartbeat abortions

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BISMARCK -- Legal counsel for the state's only abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court here against the state over two recently passed anti-abortion laws.

The Center for Reproductive Rights, on behalf of the Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo, filed the suit arguing laws that prohibit an abortion once a heartbeat is detected and abortions on the basis of gender or genetic abnormality are unconstitutional.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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