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Reuters Photo A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked North Dakota's new abortion law, which bans procedures to end pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by the Red River Women's Clinic, shown in this July 2 photo, the only abortion clinic in the state.

Judge stops N.D. abortion law from taking effect

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BISMARCK -- A strict new North Dakota anti-abortion law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, or after six weeks pregnancy, will not go into effect Aug. 1.

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U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ruled Monday the law "is clearly 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.
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