Iowa Congressman Steve King is introducing legislation he says would go a long way toward eliminating abortion nationwide.
King, a Republican from Kiron, is calling it “The Heartbeat Bill,” and under it, abortions would be banned once a heartbeat is detected in the unborn child.
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King suggests the bill could be a vehicle to overturn Roe versus Wade, the landmark 1973 U-S Supreme Court case which made abortion legal.
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While the woman would be immune from prosecution, King says the doctor would face jail time.
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King says he has support from several other lawmakers in the House for the bill, The Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017.