Congress to Hear Bill That Would Ban All Abortion Past 6 Weeks

By Published on October 27, 2017

A bill banning abortions as soon as the heartbeat of an unborn child can be detected is heading to Congress.

The House will hear the case for the “Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017” on Nov. 1 to decide whether to adopt a bill banning abortion upon detection of a heartbeat, which usually occurs around 6 weeks. It’s passage would mark not only a huge win for the pro-life movement, but would also place tighter restrictions on abortion doctors than what states currently have. Doctors who violate the law would be subject to five years in prison.

Introduced by Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the bill — H.R. 490 — insists that the doctor must determine whether the fetus has a detectable heartbeat and inform the mother of the results before proceeding with an abortion if no heartbeat is present.

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“We think this bill properly applied does eliminate a large, large share of the abortions — 90% or better — of the abortions in America,” King told reporters at a January press conference. “By the time we march this thing down to the Supreme Court, the faces on the bench will be different — we just don’t know how much different, but I’m optimistic,” King added.

If the House adopts the measure, it would complicate the Roe v. Wade ruling, which states that laws cannot prevent women from getting abortions before the fetus is viable. It is unclear how the House will rule, given that the Supreme Court rejected North Dakota’s appeal of the heartbeat bill after it was blocked in 2015.

An Ohio House committee also approved House Bill 214 in a 12-6 vote banning abortions for women who will likely have a child with Down syndrome on Wednesday according to the Columbus Dispatch. “We hope that the precedent now set by Indiana, North Dakota, and Ohio will inspire a national wave,” Americans United For Life (AUL) president Catherine Glenn Foster said on Thursday after the approval.

 

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  • myintx

    Roe V Wade was a horrible decision and should be overturned. I hope this hearbeat bill passes. The science is clear now – an unborn child is a human being. Presenting that science to the Supreme Court will help in overturning Roe V Wade

  • Terry McDermott

    The American Lie

    I looked at the U.S. Supreme Court,

    Thinking about the children we abort.

    The lie on the building is all I saw,

    “Equal Justice Under Law”.

    Blood dripping from each word,

    Tiny tears need to be heard.

    The most innocent and loving of all,

    Continue to take the fall.

    America tries to hide her shame,

    There is no one else to blame.

    We deny them justice in a hurry,

    No trial, judge or jury.

    Our country imploding from within,

    Innocent blood our national sin.

    Tiny caskets from East to West,

    Just may have killed America’s best.

    Change the sign on the Supreme Court,

    Before another child we abort.

    A little truth would go a long way,

    Let the children have their say.

    “No Justice for the Unborn,

    America’s heart forever torn.”

    Death Roe

    A young woman has not a
    clue,

    That her life is about to
    be through.

    In what should be the
    safest place,

    Her life about to be
    erased.

    500,000 women every year,

    Will have stolen what we
    hold dear.

    Convicted of living in a
    womb,

    Now transformed into her
    tomb.

    America arrogantly lives a
    lie,

    Sentencing innocent
    children to die.

    The executioner has no
    burden of proof,

    Has no interest in hearing
    the truth.

    Our country is upside
    down,

    Abortion rampant in every
    town.

    A little heart beats at 24
    days,

    Don’t expect any execution
    stays.

    Arm and legs torn apart,

    Forever silencing a broken
    heart.

    Another life about to
    fade,

    In innocent blood his feet
    Wade.

    Millions of coffins in a Roe,

    The winds of change need
    to blow.

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