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Published March 27, 2013, 05:18 PM

The nation chimes in to the abortion issue through social media

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Richland County resident is accused of making threatening calls and emails to a North Dakota lawmaker over the state's heated abortion debate.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Richland County resident is accused of making threatening calls and emails to a North Dakota lawmaker over the state's heated abortion debate.

State's attorney Ron McBeth says the person faces a charge of threatening a public servant, a class C felony. But because the person hasn't yet been served, the name isn't being released.

While Colonel Jim Prochniak of the North Dakota highway patrol wouldn't disclose the nature of the threat, he said the unnamed lawmaker was concerned enough to make sure his agency was notified.

The investigation actually began weeks ago before the most heated debate led to the passage of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation.

The media airwaves are a frenzy. As all eyes are on North Dakota and its ground breaking legislation to make abortions illegal.

You can't go on Facebook or Twitter without seeing tons of passionate posts on both sides of the issue.

If you type "Abortion and North Dakota" in your Google search, you will be bombarded with links…more than 36 million of them. So I decided to take a look at some of the YouTube videos, tweets and Facebook posts from people around the world to figure out just how are other Americans perceiving North Dakota?

Whether it's respected news outlets such as ABC Evening News, MSNBC, or the Huffington Post, we're the talk of the nation.

Jokes and puns, you bet. Take a look at this top ten list put together by some E-E cards, a site known for pushing its humor to the brink.

The list is for what North Dakota's next 10 laws will probably look like. Number ten on the list? "Volumes from the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy may only be purchased after consultation with your OBGYN."

Even people at home with web cams are voicing their opinion.

“So great, this won't cause problems. What if the mother's life is in danger? Can she get it then? Or are we going to kill the mom to save the little fetus?”

This is just a sneak peek of what some people across the nation are posting on YouTube, twitter and Facebook. I'll have much more tonight including some local interviews.

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