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North Dakota’s 6-week abortion bill becomes veto-proof


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North Dakota state senators are sending to Republican Gov. Doug Burgum a veto-proof bill that would ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape or incest. It would be one of the strictest abortion bans in the country. Supporters say the bill would further the state’s mission to protect all human life, whereas opponents say it would have dire consequences for women and girls. The bill passed the Senate and House with veto-proof majorities, so it could become law without the governor’s approval. It’s been less than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and allowed more than a dozen states to effectively ban abortion.

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