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Published April 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Fetus at six weeks

A fetus at six weeks, like the one shown, begins to take on a curved shape with buds that later develop into arms and legs. The baby’s heart also begins to pump and can be detected at six weeks. A new North Dakota law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Special to The Forum

Read the article: Supporter hopes abortion ban linked to fetal heartbeat will change minds