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FNS Photo by Dave Wallis Ken Koehler of West Fargo, protests abortion in front of the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo on Jan. 16, 2013.

Sanford to give abortion doctors admitting rights: Contested North Dakota law requires credentials at area hospital


FARGO — Sanford Health has granted hospital admitting privileges to licensed physicians who perform abortions at a Fargo women’s clinic, the first area hospital to allow abortion doctors to satisfy a new state requirement.

The law that establishes the credential mandate was suspended from taking effect when a judge granted an injunction last July pending the outcome of a legal challenge.

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Patrick Springer
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