GOP State Lawmakers Approve ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bans

A fetal heartbeat is generally detectable at around six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.

  • Published 8 March 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. During a tense debate in Atlanta on Thursday, several Democratic lawmakers opposed to the bill turned their backs to its author, Republican Rep. Ed Setzler. Earlier in the day, some Democratic lawmakers brought in wire coat hangers in reference to unsafe home… Read at AP News