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FNS File Photo Members of the North Dakota Right to Life organization gather in front of the Red River Women’s Clinic May 7, 2011, in downtown Fargo. A law prohibiting abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy was struck down by a federal judge Wednesday.

Gavel comes down on heartbeat law: Judge strikes down abortion law, calls it 'invalid and unconstitutional'

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BISMARCK — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a North Dakota law that would have created the strictest abortion ban in the nation, calling the prohibition on fetal-heartbeat abortions “an invalid and unconstitutional law.”


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.