Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Iowa Republicans are backing legislation banning abortions once heartbeat is detected.

Via Billy

An AP report from Tuesday coming out of Des Moines, Iowa shows that state Republicans are backing legislation that is intended to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The news has stirred controversy among Democrats as they have proposed to stage an all-nighter in filibuster form to halt an initial procedural vote.
A GOP-led House committee was scheduled to vote Tuesday to add the provision to an abortion bill. The provision could ban abortions as early as six weeks in a pregnancy. It would be the strictest ban in the U.S. and would face legal challenges.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed a similar measure late last year. In January 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review lower court rulings overturning North Dakota’s so-called fetal heartbeat law.

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