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Governor signs all three ND anti-abortion bills, anticipates court battles

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BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed three abortion-limiting bills passed by the North Dakota Legislature, giving the state the most anti-abortion laws of any U.S. state and setting up possible legal challenges over provisions critics say are unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade.

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Dalrymple acknowledged the likelihood of an ensuing court battle and recommended that lawmakers set aside money for litigation.

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