Republican Congressman Steve King conducted a hearing in Washington Wednesday on a bill he’s sponsoring that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected.
OC………there is a heartbeat.” :12
King’s bill effectively would ban all abortions after the sixth week of a pregnancy.
He says it is “decades past” the time to overturn Roe vs Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
OC…….pro-life movement. ;12
A Democratic congressman who spoke at the hearing called the bill a “direct attack” on a “woman’s constitutional right to choose.”
Last year the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a lower court’s ruling that overturned the North Dakota law that sought to ban abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat.
The federal courts have also blocked an Arkansas law that would have banned abortions after 12 weeks of a pregnancy.
Current Iowa law — enacted this past May — bans most abortions after the 20th week of a pregnancy.