Supreme Court Blocks Restrictive North Dakota Abortion Law

In less than a week, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear pleas from North Dakota and Arkansas to revive two of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The justices on Monday declined to hear North Dakota's appeal of an appellate court decision striking down the state's ban on abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected—which can be as early as six weeks of pregnancy.

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