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Published March 08, 2013, 11:55 AM

Lawyers Prepare to Face Anti-Abortion Laws

Abortion-rights lawyers are preparing to face a series of anti-abortion laws, including one in North Dakota, meant to challenge the Supreme Court's Roe versus Wade ruling that established a nationwide right to abortion.

Abortion-rights lawyers are preparing to face a series of anti-abortion laws, including one in North Dakota, meant to challenge the Supreme Court's Roe versus Wade ruling that established a nationwide right to abortion.

The North Dakota House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban doctors from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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