Sole N. Dakota abortion provider predicts new restrictive laws won’t survive

Last month North Dakota lawmakers enacted a series of measures to restrict abortions, including one that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected– which can be as early as six weeks. In addition to setting the stage for a  legal showdown over Roe v. Wade, which permits the procedure up until a fetus reaches 22 to 24 weeks, abortion-rights advocates also are worried that the new state law could shutter North Dakota’s only abortion clinic.

Wonkblog’s Sarah Kliff talked with Tammi Kromenaker, director of the Red River Women’s Clinic, in Fargo, who said she doesn’t expect the fetal heartbeat law to go into effect because it is “blatantly unconstitutional.”

You can read the interview here.

 

Vanessa Williams is a staff writer at The Post. Contact her at Vanessa.Williams@washpost.com.

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