The only abortion provider in North Dakota is leaving the state. After 21 years at its current location in downtown Fargo, N.D., Red River Women’s Clinic will be moving to Moorhead, Minn. The new location is a 15-minute drive away across the Red River, which forms the state border between Minnesota and North Dakota.
Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that had guaranteed federal abortion rights since 1973. Now states can make their own abortion laws, and North Dakota is among 13 states with so-called “trigger laws” designed to automatically ban abortions if Roe fell. Now that day has come, and North Dakota’s ban will go into effect on July 28, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday. That means the clock is ticking for Red River and its patients.
Tammi Kromenaker: ‘Part of this worry and stress about opening in Moorhead was how are we going to do this without raising our fees to our patients.’
c/o Tammi Kromenaker