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North Dakota Abortion Ban Prompts Donations To Clinic

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BISMARCK, N.D. -- The director of North Dakota's sole abortion provider says people stopped by the downtown Fargo facility to donate cash shortly after Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the nation's most restrictive abortion legislation.

Red River Women's Clinic director Tammi Kromenaker calls the legislation "extreme and unconstitutional." Kromenaker says Dalrymple has "awoke a sleeping giant" by approving the legislation on Tuesday.

Dalrymple signed a bill that would ban most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. He also signed into law another measure that makes North Dakota the first state to ban abortions based on genetic defects.

Dalrymple says he signed the bills to test the boundaries the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized the procedure.

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