North Dakota passed bill to ban abortion - WDRB 41 Louisville News

North Dakota passed bill to ban abortion

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The North Dakota Legislature has passed a bill that would essentially ban abortion.

The bill, that defines human life as beginning at conception, is one of a series North Dakota lawmakers have passed this year, chipping away at abortion rights.

Abortion-rights advocates say the so-called "personhood" measure is unconstitutional and clearly violates the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that legalized abortion until a fetus is viable.

The state's Republican governor has not said whether he will sign it.

Other bills awaiting his signature would ban abortions sought because of genetic defects.

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