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Legal challenges begin against ND abortion laws

FARGO, N.D. — Abortion rights activists on Wednesday filed the first of what they expect will be several legal challenges to laws recently approved in North Dakota that would make that state the most restrictive in the country for women to terminate their pregnancies.

The state’s lone abortion clinic, backed by the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, said it filed a lawsuit that challenges a law that requires doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital-admitting privileges.

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