Thursday, February 8, 2018

Iowa Bill Would Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

Iowa Republican lawmakers made a daring move to defy Roe v. Wade and ban abortion after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected this week.

State Sen. Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig, proposed Senate File 3143 to protect unborn babies from the earliest stages of life in a subcommittee this week, the Des Moines Register reports.

The bill would require abortion practitioners to test for the unborn baby’s heartbeat before performing an abortion. If a heartbeat is detected, the abortion would be prohibited except in the case of a medical emergency. Violators would be charged with a Class D felony, and liable for up to five years in prison. Pro-life lawmakers introduced a similar bill in the House in January.

State Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, chairman of the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee, said he believes there is enough support for the bill to pass both the subcommittee and the Judiciary Committee.

“To me, this is a step forward in banning abortion. I have been very vocal about it,” Zaun said.

Schulz said there is a clear rational behind the bill.

“We understand that when a heartbeat stops, somebody passes away,” he said. “It only makes sense to the broad body of the population in Iowa that when a heartbeat starts, you have a life there, and it should be protected.” . . . Read More

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1 comment :

Teresa Rhodes said...

Definitely a step in the right direction.