North Dakota May Soon Have No Abortion Providers

If restrictive new law goes into effect


For women seeking abortions in North Dakota, there's only one place to go.

Soon, it could close its doors.

For more than a decade, women have driven for hundreds of miles, sometimes up to eight hours, to visit the Red River Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo—the lone abortion provider in North Dakota since 2001—then getting back in their cars after the procedure to drive home.

"It happens all the time," said Tammi Kromenaker, the clinic's director, reading off directions for a woman who was soon to travel six hours and 17 minutes from the heart of North Dakota's booming oil country.