Attorneys argue to delay North Dakota trigger law banning abortion

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- Attorneys for the Red River Women's Clinic are asking a judge to delay the implementation of North Dakota's trigger law banning abortion.

Lawyers argued Friday that the state's constitution guarantees a right to abortion and that letting the law take effect would cause the Clinic's patients "irreparable harm." The assistant attorney general argued that no such right exists in the state's constitution and that delaying the implementation of the law would be against the will of the people.

In the meantime, Pro-Life Action Ministries is continuing its protests outside the new location of the Red River Women's Clinic.

A rally was held over the weekend across the street from the new clinic along Highway 75 North. The rally was a coordinated effort among a coalition of churches. Prayer vigils are being held in front of the clinic on Thursdays.

The trigger law here in North Dakota banning abortion is still set to take effect beginning Friday.