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Associated Press, Published October 01 2013

ND Catholic group files brief in abortion lawsuit

BISMARCK — A group that represents North Dakota's Roman Catholic bishops is urging the state's highest court to reverse a district court ruling on abortion.

East Central Judge Wickham Corwin ruled in July that a 2011 North Dakota law that seeks to limit the use of drugs to terminate pregnancies violates the state's constitution.

The North Dakota Catholic Conference, on behalf of Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck and Bishop John Folda of Fargo, filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief on Tuesday in an appeal the Supreme Court justices are expected to hear later this year.

The group says North Dakota's constitution does not contain a right to abortion and the court is not required to interpret the constitution to provide such a right.

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