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Alternatives to Abortion Services - Participant Rights

Right to Request Alternative Provider

If a woman objects to the services given by the provider, the woman has the right to go to another approved provider.

Providers May Not Discriminate

An approved provider may not discriminate against a client on the basis of religion, a religious belief, a refusal to hold a religious belief, or a refusal to actively participate in a religious practice.

Non-Discrimination in Federally Assisted Program

The N.D. Department of Human Services makes available all services and assistance without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, or status with respect to public assistance, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

Individuals requesting accommodations or who have questions or concerns about provision of services can contact:

Program Civil Rights Officer
N.D. Department of Human Services
Legal Advisory Unit
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Phone: 1-701-328-2311
Relay ND TTY: 1-800-366-6888
Fax: 1-701-328-2173

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Civil Rights, Region VIII
1961 Stout St., Room 08-148
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: 1-800-368-1019
TTY: 1-800-537-7697
Fax: 1-202-619-3818

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue SW HHH Building, Room 509-F
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 1-202-619-0403
TTY: 1-800-537-7697
Fax: 1-202-619-3437


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