Nightly News   |  March 26, 2013

North Dakota’s new law bans most abortions

Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota has signed a new law banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually around six weeks into a pregnancy. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> north dakota 's governor signed into law the toughest restrictions on abortion in this country. banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected which is usually around six weeks into pregnancy. most experts say the new law violates the nationwide standard under roe versus wade . and even supporters of the new measure expected to be overturned. anti-abortion leaders say they're trying to test the boundaries of roe versus wade at the state level.