Challenge to North Dakota law that would effectively ban all medication abortions in the state by requiring compliance with conditions for the provision of “abortion-inducing drugs” that are impossible to meet. Current Status: The law is temporarily blocked pending a hearing scheduled for August 2013. In addition, in May 2013 the complaint was amended to also challenge SB 2305, a law requiring that any physician performing abortions obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. The admitting privileges requirement is scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2013. (See the law here. See the court opinion here. Read more here.)
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.