North Dakota governor signs 6-week abortion ban into law

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed an abortion ban at six weeks of pregnancy — even in cases of rape or incest — into law on Monday.

“This bill clarifies and refines existing state law … and reaffirms North Dakota as a pro-life state,” Burgum, a Republican, said in a statement.

The law, one of the strictest in the country, takes effect immediately.