North Dakota’s top court will not revive state’s abortion ban

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By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) – North Dakota’s Supreme Court on Thursday refused to revive a strict abortion ban previously blocked by a lower court, finding that the ban runs afoul of a right under the state constitution to abortion if it is needed to preserve the mother’s life or health. The ruling means that abortion remains legal in North Dakota for now. The office of North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley, which fought to reinstate the ban, did not immediately comment. “Today, the court rightfully stopped one of the most extreme laws in the country from taking effect and depriving Nort…

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