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North Dakota abortion lawsuit settled

Bismark N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's sole abortion clinic in Fargo has settled a lawsuit it filed over a new law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital-admitting privileges.

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which is helping the Red River Women's Clinic, told The Associated Press on Friday that the case has been settled.

The group filed the lawsuit in state court last year. But Sanford Health said last month that the women's clinic's physicians have been credentialed at its hospital in Fargo. Stenehjem says that action made the lawsuit moot.

A judge in July granted a preliminary injunction that prevented the law from taking effect.

 
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