BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether a law aimed at limiting abortion drugs violates the state constitution.
A district judge ruled in July that the 2011 state law is unconstitutional and called it "simply wrongheaded." He'd previously granted an injunction preventing the law from taking effect.
Assistant North Dakota Attorney General Douglas Bahr urged justices on Wednesday to reverse the judge's ruling.
Autumn Katz of the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights is representing North Dakota's sole abortion clinic in Fargo.
Katz says the state Supreme Court always has recognized that the North Dakota Constitution affords at least the same protections as the U.S. Constitution.