- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota legislative leaders say lawmakers probably don’t have the appetite to undertake additional measures to curb abortions in the state any time soon.

Voters on Tuesday rejected by a nearly 2-to-1 margin a constitutional amendment that opponents feared would bestow human rights on fertilized human eggs. Voters on Tuesday also booted the two most vocal anti-abortion lawmakers in North Dakota.

Senate Republican Majority Leader Rich Wardner says it appears voters prefer lawmakers deal with more pressing issues facing the state.

Wardner doesn’t expect any abortion-related legislation to surface during Legislative session, which begins in January.

Senate Democratic Minority Leader Mac Schneider called Tuesday’s election “a lesson in humility for the legislature.”

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