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North Dakota Spent $491K on Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law


North Dakota Spent $491K on Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law
ABC News

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, an abortion protester stands outside the Red River Valley Women's Clinic in Fargo, N.D., the state's lone abortion facility. Records obtained by The Associated Press show how much North Dakota spent in legal costs defending an ill-fated law that attempted to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The sum was finalized this week and includes billing by state-contracted attorneys and expert witnesses, as well as the settlement paid to lawyers representing the Red River Valley Women's Clinic, Friday, June 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)North Dakota spent $491,016 in legal costs defending an ill-fated law passed by the state's Republican-led Legislature three years ago that attempted to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, records obtained by The Associated Press show.

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