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Published March 26, 2013, 09:17 PM

Some outraged, others are relieved over the abortion bills

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Tonight, some people are outraged, but others are relieved that their hard work has paid off.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Tonight, some people are outraged, but others are relieved that their hard work has paid off.

It's a subject where people are either pro-choice or pro-life. There doesn't seem to be an in between. One thing that is clear - this is neither a win nor a loss for either side.

Leah Pochant - Pro Choice: "To know that they can just take it away by signing a bill, is kind of shocking and a little earth shaking, you know, in my soul."

After picketing, rallying and fighting for a cause,

Leah Ponchant: "Even if you do have an abortion, that's between you and your higher power."

This feminist and prochoice advocate doesn't feel defeated, but empowered.

Leah Ponchant: "How he thinks he has the right to tell women what they can and cannot do with their body.-

Leah Pochant is new to the cause, but calls people who are for these bills ignorant.

Leah Ponchant: "I think a lot of people are standing up and kind of looking at, what is North Dakota doing."

For Rachelle Sauvageau, it's been 30 or more years,

Rachelle Sauvageau – Pro-Life: "It's a struggle that's been going on for a long time, not just this legislative session."

It’s been decades in the making, for this - to free the state of abortion.

Rachelle Sauvageau: "This is a very historical moment, certainly, for the people of North Dakota."

Even though she and other pro-life supporters would like to breathe a sigh of relief, Rachelle says they'll keep battling for the women that need them.

Rachelle Sauvageau: "It's not that our work is coming to a close, or to an end, because we are here in the long run."

We asked you to post on our Facebook page what you think of these new laws.

Cheryl Lee Beyer commented: "Entering North Dakota, turn your clock back 200 years!"

Mary Kelly says: "I will always choose life....the death of a child is wrong."

Sean McRumble posed the question: "What about the separation of church and state?"

The Bishop is applauding the Governor for signing the abortion measures into law.

In a statement David Kagan said "The protection of all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death, is the primary purpose of government."

He went on to say, "I applaud the North Dakota legislature, who bravely supported the measures."

Kagan says the law affirms the state's commitment to protect human life.