BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ After Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed three bills that would make North Dakota the most restrictive state in the nation to get an abortion, he stopped short of saying whether he might sign a fourth.
The Republican governor told The Associated Press on Tuesday: ``I've already signed three bills. Draw your own conclusion.''
The bills signed Tuesday include one that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Another bans abortions based on genetic defects such as Down syndrome. The third requires that abortion doctors be physicians with hospital-admitting privileges.
Lawmakers also endorsed a bill that's still awaiting Dalrymple's signature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that fetuses feel pain at that point.