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Abortionist who practiced after license expired won’t be prosecuted

Catholic World News - November 17, 2010

Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo has criticized a local prosecutor’s decision not to bring charges against an abortionist who practiced after her medical license had expired.

“I am disappointed by Cass County state’s attorney Birch Burdick's decision to not file charges stemming from illegal abortions performed at the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo,” Bishop Aquila said in a November 16 statement. “The North Dakota legislature enacted laws specifically designed to protect women seeking abortions, including those that expressly require a properly licensed physician. At the same time, there is no fulfillment of the regulations of any civil law which will transform the evil of abortion into a morally acceptable act. Abortion harms children, women, and fathers in all instances, whether ‘legal’ or not.”

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