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N.D. LEGISLATURE: Ruby, bishops, nation debate personhood bill

Published 03/14/2009, State Capitol Bureau

Rep. Dan Ruby, R-Minot, says his House Bill 1572 is not an abortion bill and will not ban abortion itself. But he does believe it could result in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows each state to decide for itself whether to ban abortion. Ruby is the sole sponsor of the personhood bill, set for a hearing first thing Monday morning in the Capitol, and which has caused a sensation around the country.

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