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North Dakota OK’s new laws to ban most abortions

Would forbid when heartbeat is detectable

FARGO, N.D. — Governor Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota approved the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions on Tuesday, signing into law a measure that would ban nearly all abortions and inviting a legal showdown over just how much states can limit access to the procedure.

Dalrymple, a Republican, signed three bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in Bismarck.

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