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Antiabortion measures in North Dakota spur protests

One bill defines life as beginning at conception

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 300 abortion-rights activists carried signs and chanted, ‘‘Veto! Veto! Veto!’’ in a demonstration Monday at the state Capitol protesting a package of measures that would give the state the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation.

The newly formed Stand Up For Women North Dakota also planned rallies in Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot, said Robin Nelson, one of the organizers of the demonstration.

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