Add another state to the list attempting to chip away at R v W....
Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation Tuesday that would make North Dakota
the nation's most restrictive state on abortion rights, banning the procedure if
a fetal heartbeat can be detected—something that can happen as early as six
weeks into a pregnancy.
The Republican governor also signed into law another measure that would makes
North Dakota the first state to ban abortions based on genetic defects such as
Down syndrome, and a measure that requires a doctor who performs abortions to be
a physician with hospital-admitting privileges.