US judge overturns North Dakota law banning abortion as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy

  • Article by: JAMES MacPHERSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:05 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.

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