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North Dakota passes earliest abortion limit

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Associated Press/Jan. 31, 2013 Rep. Bette Grande testifies before the House Human Services Committee in Bismarck, N.D. Grande, a Republican from Fargo, introduced abortion bills that will now go to the governor.

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House Bill 1456 would make it a felony for a doctor to perform a nonemergency abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as five or six weeks.
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