ND Abortion Clinic Wins Halt Of 'Troubling' Fetal Heartbeat Law

Law360, New York (July 22, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A North Dakota federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked the implementation of a North Dakota state law that would restrict abortions upon detection of a fetal heartbeat, ruling that the law was a “blatant violation” of the Constitution.

U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland granted a preliminary injunction to Red River Women's Clinic — the only abortion provider in the state — which had sued to halt the Aug. 1 implementation of H.B. 1456. The law proposes to ban abortion as early as six weeks into...
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