BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Abortion rights activists plan to circulate petitions to bring three anti-abortion measures to a statewide vote.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger says his office approved the petitions for circulation Friday. Gary Hangsleben of Grand Forks is listed as chairman of the sponsoring committee.

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One measure would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting and staff privileges at a local hospital. Another would prohibit women from having an abortion for sex selection or genetic abnormalities.

A third measure would prohibit women from having an abortion if a heartbeat is detected except to prevent death or serious impairment of the mother.