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Published April 17, 2013, 04:19 PM

Doctor testifies in trial of North Dakota abortion law

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A doctor testifying in a trial challenging a North Dakota law that opponents argue would end drug-induced abortions says it's very common to

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A doctor testifying in a trial challenging a North Dakota law that opponents argue would end drug-induced abortions says it's very common to prescribe drugs for purposes other than what's printed on their final label.

The Red River Women's Clinic of Fargo is challenging the 2011 law that bans the use of one of two drugs used to induce abortions.

The law bans the use of an abortion-inducing drug not labeled for that purpose. The state's lone abortion clinic uses a combination of two drugs in medication abortions. One is labeled for use in medication abortions, while the second is not.

The Forum newspaper reports that Dr. Daniel Grossman, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, testified for the clinic in the trial's second day.

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