BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Senate has passed legislation that would require a doctor performing abortions to be an OB-GYN with hospital-admitting privileges.
Republican Sen. Spencer Berry, a Fargo physician, introduced the bill. He said before Thursday's vote that it'll ensure that women getting abortions get the best health care possible.
Opponents said it was a clear challenge to Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to get an abortion.
Sen. Stanley Lyson, a Republican from Williston and retired sheriff, said he'd at first supported the bill but ultimately changed his mind because ``decisions like that should be left up to the woman and her family and her God and not a group of people in the Legislature.''
The Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo is North Dakota's sole abortion provider.