abortion

Minnesota judge strikes down state abortion restrictions

Judge Thomas GilliganST. PAUL, Minn. – A judge has declared many of Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion unconstitutional, including the state’s mandatory 24-hour waiting period and a requirement that both parents be notified before a minor can get an abortion. Ramsey County Judge Thomas Gilligan on Monday also struck down Minnesota’s requirements that only physicians can perform abortions, and that abortions…

Red River Women’s Clinic sues to block state abortion ban

The lawsuit claims North Dakota's abortion ban is unconstitutional under the state Constitution. 

FARGO (KVRR) – The Red River Women’s Clinic has filed a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of a North Dakota law that will prohibit nearly all abortions, now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. The 19-page lawsuit was filed in state court in Bismarck.  North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley and Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick are co-defendants….

Hundreds protest Roe decision in Sioux Falls, some arrests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police in Sioux Falls used smoke bombs to try to disperse hundreds of people protesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Police Chief Jon Thum said there were a “couple of arrests” during the demonstration Wednesday night in downtown Sioux Falls. Thum said those arrested could face a charge of failing to disperse…

Demonstrators at Red River Women’s Clinic as abortions continue after Dobbs v Jackson decision

Abortions resume at North Dakota's only abortion clinic following last Friday's Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Abortions resume at North Dakota’s only abortion clinic following last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley says the Red River Women’s Clinic must shut down on July 28. “I am against abortion because I think it’s a human life at conception. I’m all for women’s rights until it…

North Dakota’s abortion ban goes into effect July 28

Drew WrigleyBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Under most circumstances, abortion will be prohibited in North Dakota, effective July 28. Attorney General Drew Wrigley says he has certified the “preconditions for enforcement” of the state’s abortion ban. The law was designed to go into effect automatically after the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, but cannot be enforced until 30 days…

MN’s Ellison and 21 Other Attorneys General Reaffirm Abortion Access

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — A coalition of 22 attorneys general, including Keith Ellison of Minnesota, issue a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to supporting and expanding access to abortion care. It comes after the U.S. Supreme Court handed the matter back to the states on Friday. In Minnesota, the right to abortion is protected under a 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court…

UPDATE: GoFundMe for Red River Women’s Clinic Move Surges Over $728,000

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As of 8:30 p.m. Monday, the GoFundMe for Red River Women’s Clinic move to Moorhead had surged over $728,000.  More than 9,000 people have contributed to the fundraiser. **ORIGINAL STORY BELOW** FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A GoFundMe account created just two days ago to raise money to move North Dakota’s only abortion clinic to Moorhead has…

Gov. Walz signs executive order further protecting those who seek abortions from neighboring states

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state’s abortion services from laws in neighboring states. This follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz says this should help shield people seeking or providing abortions in Minnesota from facing legal consequences in other states. He…

Senator Smith revisits abortion pill access and expanding Supreme Court

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — In 2021, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith proposed a bill to expand the number of justices on the US Supreme Court from nine to thirteen. She says the goal is to restore balance and she also feels the court has lost some trust with the public in recent years. On Thursday, Senator Smith proposed another bill to grant…

Supreme Court striking down Roe V Wade puts pressure on Red River Women’s Clinic

The Supreme Court overturning Roe versus Wade six to three sends shockwaves throughout the country impacting millions.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Supreme Court overturning Roe versus Wade six to three is stirring up emotions of people on both sides of the aisle. Social media is flooded with comments expressing strong emotions. People are angry, excited, surprised and scared. Protests and rallies broke out nationwide, here locally a rally was held in front of the Federal Courthouse…