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ND Governor Faces Choice On Abortion Restrictions

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Now that North Dakota has all but enacted what would be two of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, the state's governor faces a choice.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple can join with fellow Republicans and approve measures that are likely to lead to a costly legal battle that opponents say will end in utter failure. Or he could veto the bills the Legislature approved and that have enough support to pass without him. Such a move that would draw the ire of social conservatives.
Even those in North Dakota who normally balk at government spending don't seem concerned about spending money on a fight over the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion.
Republican Sen. Dwight Cook says he didn't consider the cost when voting for the bills.

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