The prayers were part of “40 Days for Life,” a prayerful effort to fight abortion. Organizers have called for an around-the-clock vigil at the women’s clinic in Fargo, the state’s only abortion clinic. The effort began Wednesday and runs through Nov. 1.
A new North Dakota law regarding what a Fargo abortion clinic is required to offer a woman before obtaining the procedure will go into effect Saturday despite the clinic’s attempt to temporarily stop it.
“He was noncompromising,” said Darold Larson, a longtime pro-life activist in Fargo, about David Habiger. “When he had a principle he didn’t back down. He wasn’t persuaded by public opinion or what people thought.”
Family members said they wanted to assure slain abortion provider George Tiller's previous patients that the privacy of their medical histories and patient records will remain "as fiercely protected now and in the future" as they were during Tiller's lifetime.
North Dakota senators believe abortion clinics should post signs to tell women they cannot be forced to have an abortion. The state Senate voted 45-1 to approve a bill that would require the notice to be posted at abortion clinics. The measure now goes to the House.
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