January 22, 2020
With the new year already in full swing, state legislatures across the country are now reconvening. And in many state capitals, pro-life bills are already on the legislative docket. Last year saw a flurry of states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Ohio, pass pro-life heartbeat bills banning abortion from the moment a heartbeat can be detected via ultrasound.
March 27, 2019
With a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, several states this year have seized on the opportunity to advance pro-life legislation aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade. One type of pro-life legislation in particular is increasingly gaining momentum on the state level—heartbeat bills which ban abortion from the moment an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.
January 15, 2019
Trump’s New Rules Protect Consciences 1 Heartbeat Laws Gaining Strength 2 Letters to PRI 3 Bring Benedict Option to Life 4 Kenya Stops Abortion 6 “I Didn’t Know Any of This” 8 Latin American Families Shrinking 9 Your Pro-Life Resolution 10 PRI in the News 11 From the Countries 12
December 17, 2018
The Ohio state legislature has passed a bill that would ban all abortion after a baby’s heart is detected. State lawmakers in South Carolina and Kentucky have also announced plans to introduce similar bills in their respective states in January 2019.
September 29, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence has voiced support for a House bill that would protect unborn life from the moment a heartbeat can be detected. The Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 490) would require physicians to test for a baby’s heartbeat before attempting an abortion. The bill would prohibit a physician from performing an abortion if a heartbeat is detected. A fetal heartbeat can often be detected as early as 6-7 weeks gestation via ultrasound. …