Tag Archives: Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017
Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on a monumental piece of pro-life legislation known as the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017. Introduced by U.S. Representative Steven King (R-IA), H.R. 490 would require abortionists to listen for a heartbeat of a pre-born child and if it’s detected, the abortion could not proceed. The only exception would be in cases where the mother’s life is in jeopardy.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the heartbeat of an in utero human being can be detected as early as six weeks of pregnancy.
Of the members of the …