Red River Women's Clinic Director speaks on North Dakota's trigger ban pause, threats to their business, and plans to move to Minnesota

Courtesy: Red River Women's Clinic
Courtesy: Red River Women's Clinic

(Fargo, ND) -- The Red River Women's Clinic is keeping the doors of their Fargo location open until further notice.

Red River Women's Clinic Director Tammi Kromenacher joined WDAY Midday to speak about the temporary injunction which is holding back the trigger ban on abortion. Kromenacher says the pause is giving both her and the patients a sigh of relief. 

"We were greatly relieved to have the judge rule, it was very last minute - 4:00 p.m on Wednesday, we were approaching that day not knowing if it was our last day to provide abortion or not, "said Kromenacher, "We are grateful that he saw the logic in our argument."

The pause is only temporary, but the director says it is important regardless because it gives patients and the clinic more time to act. 

"For right now, the most important thing is that abortion is still legal in North Dakota and that is what our patients care about... can they receive legal healthcare, "said Kromenacher, "We had patients who were scheduled for next week and we just told them 'we can see you for an appointment, we don't know if it will be in our Fargo site or our Moorhead site'. Patients didn't care." 

You can learn more about North Dakota's lone abortion clinic, along with their story following the overturning of Roe v. Wade by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Friday, July 29, 2022