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Published March 14, 2013, 08:50 AM

North Dakota Senate set for vote on abortion measures

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Senate may vote Friday on a pair of anti-abortion measures already approved by the House.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Senate may vote Friday on a pair of anti-abortion measures already approved by the House.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday gave a "do-pass" recommendation to a House bill that would prevent women from having abortions based on gender selection or a genetic defect like Down syndrome. The Senate committee also recommended passage of a House bill that would ban doctors from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The committee gave a 4-3 "do pass" recommendation on both measures.

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