Monday, October 30, 2017

Congressional Committee Will Hold Hearing on Bill to Ban Abortions After Baby’s Heart Begins Beating

A U.S. House subcommittee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday to protect unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat.

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, introduced the Heartbeat Protection Act earlier this year. KIOW News reports the bill, which has 170 co-sponsors, will be debated Wednesday in a House Judiciary subcommittee.

“Since Roe v. Wade was unconstitutionally decided in 1973, nearly 60 million innocent babies’ lives have been ended by the abortion industry, all with a rubber stamp by the federal government,” King said in a statement. “Human life, beginning at the moment of conception, is sacred in all of its forms and we must protect the lives of voiceless innocents.”

The bill would prohibit abortions when the unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy. It would allow an exception when the mother’s life is in jeopardy; however, the exception applies to physical risks only, not “psychological or emotional conditions,” according to Bustle. Abortionists who violate the measure could be punished with up to five years in prison.

“The Heartbeat Protection Act, H.R. 490, will require all physicians, before conducting an abortion, to detect the heartbeat of the unborn child and if a heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected,” King said. “I welcome this opportunity to have my legislation given in depth consideration by Congress and to bring attention to the importance of preserving each of these precious lives.” . . . Read More

Tags: Congressional Committee, , Hold Hearing, Bill to Ban Abortions, After Baby’s Heart, Begins Beating To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the Greater Fitchburg For Life. Thanks!

No comments :