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North Dakota Rep. Bette Grande testifies Jan. 31 before the House Human Services Committee in Bismarck, N.D. The North Dakota Senate approved two anti-abortion bills Friday, March 15, 2013, one banning abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and another prohibiting the procedure because of genetic defects such as Down syndrome. North Dakota would be the only state in the U.S. to adopt either of those measures. rande, a Republican from Fargo, introduced both bills. Grande, a Republican from Farg...

Anti-abortion attorney says ND bill won't survive legal challenge

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FARGO -- A bill passed by the North Dakota Legislature on Friday would effectively end abortions in the state, but an anti-abortion lawyer says it's unlikely it will ever be enforced.

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Legislators said they hope the law will be cause for the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion.

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