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Judge: North Dakota abortion law unconstitutional

1 year ago April 16, 2014 Apr 16, 2014 Wednesday, April 16 2014 Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:51:27 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: James MacPherson

BISMARCK, N.D. - A federal judge has ruled that a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is "invalid and unconstitutional."

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland on Wednesday ruled that the law passed last year by the North Dakota Legislature "cannot withstand a constitutional challenge."

The law would ban abortions as early as six weeks.

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