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Fargo women's clinic abortion doctor won't be charged

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The Cass County state's attorney has declined to bring criminal charges against a doctor at the Red River Women's Clinic who performed abortions with a temporarily expired state medical license.

Birch Burdick, in a memo sent Tuesday to Fargo police investigators, concluded that Dr. Lori Thorndike had not posed any risk to patients or flouted the law during the period her North Dakota license had lapsed.

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