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Published January 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Abortion clinic protests over the past 30 years


This photograph from the collection of Jane Bovard, former administrator of the Women's Health Clinic in Fargo, N.D., shows picketers November 1984 in front of her home. Photo Courtesy NDSU Archives, Institute for Regional Studies

  • This photograph from the collection of Jane Bovard, former administrator of the Women's Health Clinic in Fargo, N.D., shows picketers November 1984 in front of her home. Photo Courtesy NDSU Archives, Institute for Regional Studies
  • This photograph from the collection of Jane Bovard, former administrator of the Women's Health Clinic in Fargo, N.D., shows picketers July 1984 in front of her home. Photo Courtesy NDSU Archives, Institute for Regional Studies
  • This photograph from the collection of Jane Bovard, former administrator of the Women's Health Clinic in Fargo, N.D., shows the damage from a fire bomb April 1992 to the WHO. Photo Courtesy NDSU Archives, Institute for Regional Studies
  • An abortion protestor locks himself to the steering wheel Nov. 21, 1991, to block access to the Women's Health Organization abortion clinic in Fargo, N.D. Forum file photo
  • Abortion protestors demonstrate Nov. 21, 1991, in front of the Women's Health Organization abortion clinic in Fargo, N.D. Forum file photo
  • A right to life protestor is carried from the Women's Health Organization by Fargo police officers on Aug. 15, 1991. Forum file photo
  • Abortion protestors scramble to crawl under a car to block it from moving near the Women's Health Organization on Aug. 15, 1991. Forum file photo
  • This photograph from the collection of Jane Bovard, former administrator of the Women's Health Clinic in Fargo, N.D., shows restrained members of the Lambs of Christ following a May 1991 invasion of the clinic. Photo Courtesy NDSU Archives, Institute for Regional Studies
  • Abortions rights supporters clash with right to life supporters in front of the Women's Health Organization on Aug. 15, 1991. Forum file photos
  • Two abortion protestors are visited by a Fargo police officer in this Feb. 21, 1992, file photo in front of the Women's Health Organization.
  • Beverly Schaff, left, of Moorhead and Ann Scellack, Glyndon, pray the Rosary on Sept. 25, 2009, outside the Red River Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo as part of the 40 Days for Life campaign. Forum file photo
  • Protesters and escorts gather Sept. 22, 2010, at the start of the 40 Days for Life vigil in front of the Red River Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo. Forum file photo
  • Pastor Dave Motta from the Calvary United Methodist Church leads prayers on the morning of Sept. 22, 2010, at the start of the 40 Days for Life vigil in front of the Red River Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo. Forum file photo
  • Members of the North Dakota Right to Life organization gather in front of the Red River Women's Clinic Saturday morning in downtown Fargo. The silent "Jericho March" paraded through the streets of downtown and ended at the clinic which is the state's only one in the state that provides abortions. The organization's president Pat Artz said about 750 people participated in the event. Hundreds of individuals conducted a silent march in downtown Fargo on May 7, 2011. Participants formed a long line and walked for an hour, eventually stopping in front of the Red River Women’s Clinic, the state’s only clinic that provides abortions. Forum file photo
  • Two women, who didn't want to be identified, pray the rosary outside Saturday the Red River Women's Clinic where abortions are performed in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • A demonstrator prays a rosary in the snow and cold weather Jan. 16, 2013, outside the Red River Women's Clinic where abortions are performed in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Ken Koehler (seen here Saturday), of West Fargo, has been one of the demonstrators standing outside the Fargo abortion facilities since the 1980s including the current Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum