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North Dakota & abortion

North Dakota became the nation’s toughest state on abortion in March as lawmakers approved a law banning the procedure once a heartbeat is detectable (as early as six weeks into pregnancy) as well as those based on gender selection or genetic defects such as Down syndrome. Physicians who perform an abortion in violation of the law could face felony charges. Lawmakers were gearing up for a fight since the law challenges the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.


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