Both sides on abortion rally in downtown Fargo Tuesday

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- Abortion remains one of the most divisive topics in America today. Both sides crossed paths Tuesday night in downtown Fargo.

As expected, both sides of the abortion debate wanted the other hand to know where they stand. They made their stands outside North Dakota's only abortion clinic.

Earlier, Pro-Choice supporters rallied at Island Park. Similar to the 'Stop the Bans' rallies being held across the country.

"We have a great turn out tonight, it's great, it represents what the people actually believe," said Destini Spaeth. "Seven out of 10 Americans believe that abortion should be safe and legal. The repeal of Roe v. Wade is not something that the general public wants."

Pro-Lifers continue the spread their message advocating for efforts in states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio, where abortion bans were passed.

"I believe that people will start realizing scientifically, you know these are human beings in the womb," said Theresa Gilbertson. "That you know, they are the defenseless, the weakest of us all and they should be protected the most. I mean, these are our next generations."

Fargo police were on hand to prevent trouble between the two sides.

Despite some people driving by and yelling obscenities, there didn't appear to be any arrests.

Meanwhile, abortion-rights supporters are considering legal action over a state law that would require the clinic in Fargo to read women a scripted notice that the clinic director calls, not medically accepted.

The law is slated to go into effect August 1st.
North Dakota's attorney general Wayne Stenehjem said he would be required to defend the bill if a lawsuit is filed.