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Topics: Heartbeat Bill

Heartbeat Bills an Important Pro-Life Priority in 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.

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Ohio Passes Heartbeat Bill!

Last Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act (S.B. 23) into law. The new law prohibits doctors from performing an abortion if a heartbeat can be detected, except in cases to save the life of the mother or to prevent the…

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Heartbeat Bills Are Gaining Momentum

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.

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Ohio Legislature Passes Heartbeat Bill

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.

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Federal Heartbeat Bill Gains Momentum in the White House

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. …

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Ohio State Legislature Passes a Bill that Would Ban All Abortion after Heartbeat Detected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2016 CONTACT: Jonathan Abbamonte, (540) 660-2733, On Tuesday, the Ohio Senate and House approved of a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The move makes Ohio the third state to have passed a Heartbeat Bill. “No one should have the right to stop a beating heart,” says PRI President Steven Mosher, “Our laws should support, not abrogate, the right to life for every woman, …

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Indiana Lawmakers Introduce Heartbeat Bill

Place your hand on your heart for a moment…a beating heart is a sign of life. Nothing could be more obvious. Yet the beating hearts of thousands of unborn children are stilled through abortion every day. Since the beginning of time, whether someone is alive or dead has been determined based on the presence or absence of a heartbeat. A new bill introduced in the Indiana State Senate seeks to acknowledge these facts: It states …

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