Legal challenges begin against North Dakota abortion laws


Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - An abortion rights group says it has filed the first lawsuit challenging one of the laws approved by the North Dakota Legislature that would make that state the most restrictive in the country for getting an abortion.
New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed the lawsuit in state court on behalf of North Dakota's lone abortion clinic. The lawsuit challenges a law that requires doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital-admitting privileges.
The Fargo clinic says it's an unfair requirement and could make abortion illegal.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed four bills into law this past session that could spearhead the campaign to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.
Abortion rights activists say more lawsuits are coming.

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