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North Dakota introduces toughest US abortion laws

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The state of North Dakota approved the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States, a move that challenges federal protection of a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. 

Anti-abortion activists take part in the annual "March for Life" rally on January 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The state of North Dakota Tuesday approved the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States, a move that challenges federal protection of a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy.

Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a bill that bans any abortion after a fetal heart beat can be detected, typically around six weeks after conception when many women still don't realize they are pregnant.

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