BISMARCK, N.D. - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple to veto measures that would make North Dakota home to the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S.
Republican state Rep. Kathy Hawken of Fargo says about 10 senators and representatives from both parties met with Dalrymple Monday night.
Hawken says the group of lawmakers worry about the cost of litigation and the effort to "outlaw something that is already legal."
Lawmakers last week passed two anti-abortion bills, one banning the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and another prohibiting women from having the procedure based on the fetus' gender or because it has a genetic defect.
Lawmakers are now considering measures would ban abortions by defining human life as beginning with conception.