Article Photos: North Dakota close to banning abortions at 6 weeks 1/1

In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, Rep. Bette Grande testifies before the House Human Services Committee in Bismarck, N.D. The North Dakota Senate approved two anti-abortion bills Friday, March 15, 2013,  one banning abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and another prohibiting the procedure because of genetic defects such as Down syndrome. North Dakota would be the only state in the U.S. to adopt either of those measures. rande, a Republican from Fargo, introduced both bills. Grande, a Republican from Fargo who introduced both bills. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)