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A North Dakota abortion clinic raised more than $500,000 in two days to fund its move to Minnesota

Activists march along Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court on May 14, 2022.Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post via Getty Images

  • North Dakota’s only abortion clinic raised money to move to Minnesota after Roe v. Wade.

  • In two days, the Red River Women’s Clinic raised over $550,000.

  • However, leaving North Dakota means there will no longer be an operating abortion clinic in the state.

A North Dakota-based abortion clinic raised more than $550,000 to fund its move within two days of the Supreme Court’s decision to roll back Roe v. Wade.

The Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota, has set up a GoFundMe to help with a planned move to Moorhead, Minnesota. North Dakota is one of at least 13 states that has a “trigger” law, which immediately banned abortions after the overthrow of Roe v. Wade.

The move to Minnesota has been in the works since reports indicated that overturning the case was a possibility, Tammi Kromenaker, clinical director at the Red River Women’s Clinic, previously told Insider.

But leaving North Dakota means there will no longer be an operating abortion clinic in the state.

“RRWC has been North Dakota’s only abortion clinic for over 20 years,” reads the GoFundMe page. “As a state with a trigger ban in place, North Dakota would ban abortion in 30 days if Roe v Wade is overturned.”

The move is part of an emergency plan to continue providing reproductive health services to patients, according to the GoFundMe. Moorhead, Minnesota is located a few miles from the Red River, which could help those in North Dakota still have access to an abortion clinic, according to the GoFundMe.

The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade triggered nationwide protests. Since the decision was made public, a kill of prominent people from musician Jack White to lawmakers such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lambasted the decision. Attorney General Merrick Garlan sentenced the court’s decision, saying Friday it was a “devastating blow to reproductive freedom in the United States.”

By overturning Roe, the Supreme Court put the issue of the legality of abortion back into the hands of state legislatures and essentially made it illegal in at least 22 states to get an abortion. We expect there to be additional restrictions in several others.

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