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Three of four abortion bills pass in House

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BISMARCK -- House lawmakers on Friday defeated one of four measures seeking stricter abortion regulations.

The defeated bill would have defined a human being "as an individual member of the species homo sapiens at every stage of development."

Senate Bill 2303 failed on a 49-43 vote.

The bill also would have prohibited the willful destruction of healthy human embryos.

Two other bills did prevail and will be sent to Gov. Jack Dalrymple for his signature.

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