To the Abortuary
North Dakota’s one and only abortion clinic, located in Fargo, is something of a hub for religious life in the state’s largest city. On the one hand, volunteer escorts come to the Red River Women’s Clinic (RRWC) from the nearby Lutheran college wearing buttons that say “Jesus Never Shamed Women.” On the other, a state-funded Christian crisis pregnancy center (one of the city’s nine state-funded CPCs) is a half block away, while across the parking lot anti-abortion Catholics pray downward upon the clinic from a third-floor chapel. The chapel is an outpost of St. Mary’s Cathedral, just five blocks away, whose bulletin announces that the church “goes to the abortuary every Wednesday.”
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