Gov. Jack Dalrymple of signed the nation's most restrictive abortion bills Tuesday which would make abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy illegal, The New York Times reported.
The bills forbids abortion once there is a fetal heartbeat which can be detected by using a transvaginal ultrasound, the New York Times reported.
Abortion because of genetic defects are also banned by the bill and they require doctors to have hospital admitting privileges, USA Today reported.
The bills will become laws Aug. 1 unless blocked by a court, USA Today reported.
The law would violate the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade, legal scholars told the New York Times.
North Dakota residents will vote weather life is defined as starting at conception in the 2014 ballot, USA Today reported.