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North Dakota Targets ‘Roe v. Wade’

by Bill Hayes

In North Dakota Targets ‘Roe v. Wade,’ Bloomberg Businessweek reports that North Dakota and other states have passed abortion restrictions at odds with the Roe v. Wade decision.

The justices [of the U.S. Supreme Court] haven’t considered a challenge to Roe since 1992, and there’s no guarantee they’d be willing to hear one. Yet in the first three months of the year, legislators in 13 other states also introduced measures that conflict with the ruling, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks abortion legislation. As the bills proliferate, says Julie Nice, a constitutional law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, “it’s increasingly difficult for the Supreme Court to ignore them.”   [more]