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Published April 18, 2013, 03:27 PM

Judge will rule in favor of North Dakota abortion law challenge

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge says he plans to rule in favor of North Dakota's lone abortion clinic in its challenge to shoot down a 2011 state law that would limit certain abortions.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge says he plans to rule in favor of North Dakota's lone abortion clinic in its challenge to shoot down a 2011 state law that would limit certain abortions.

The lawsuit by the Red River Women's Clinic says the bill that limits one of two drugs used in medication abortions takes away an important choice for women and is unconstitutional.

Judge Wickham Corwin said Thursday at the end of the civil trial that he's likely to "ultimately rule that all of the challenge provisions are unconstitutional."

Corwin had earlier blocked the law from taking effect.

Assistant Attorney General Doug Anderson says the state would likely appeal the ruling.

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