Washington, D.C. – Iowa’s legislature has passed a bill that would make most abortions illegal once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The measure, which would effectively ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, passed the state House late Tuesday and the state Senate early Wednesday. Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, who is pro-life, has not said whether she will sign the bill.
Lila Rose, president of Live Action, responds:
“If Gov. Reynolds does the right thing and signs this bill into law, Iowa could become the safest state in the nation for preborn children. This law acknowledges the scientific fact that the pro-abortion movement tries desperately to ignore: This is a unique, individual human life in the womb, not a ‘clump of cells;’ and just three weeks after fertilization, the child’s little heart is already beating. It’s time for society and our laws to acknowledge that there are two human beings in a pregnancy, and both deserve protection.”
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