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MKB Management Corp. v. Burdick

MKB Management Corp. v. Burdick

Challenge to a North Dakota law that would effectively ban all medication abortions in the state by requiring compliance with conditions for the provision of “abortion-inducing drugs” that are impossible to meet. The law was temporarily blocked pending a hearing. In addition, in May 2013 the complaint was amended to also challenge SB 2305, a law requiring that any physician performing abortions obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. In July 2013, the court issued a permanent injunction prohibiting enforcement of the 2011 law and left for determination only any new issues created by SB 2305. North Dakota appealed the permanent injunction of the 2011 law and the temporary injunction of the 2013 law to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Current Status: The North Dakota Supreme Court is considering the case. (See the law here. See the February 2012 temporary injunction order here. See the permanent injunction here. Read more here.)