This Tuesday, state republicans in Des Moines, Iowa are backing a legislation that is supposed to ban abortions once a fetal heart beat is detected. Democrats are so riled up, they had an all-night filibuster to try and halt the procedural vote. This would not allow abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
Six weeks would make it the strictest abortion policy in the United States and will face many trials on its own. Similar laws have been vetoed in 2016 by the United States Supreme Court, when it overturned North Dakota’s fetal heartbeat law. Both chambers have to approve of the bill before it reaches the Republican Governor Terry Branstad.
From Gateway Pundit:
An AP report from Tuesday coming out of Des Moines, Iowa shows that state Republicans are backing legislation that is intended to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The news has stirred controversy among Democrats as they have proposed to stage an all-nighter in filibuster form to halt an initial procedural vote. The bill would have to be approved by both chambers, which is controlled by GOP lawmakers before the bill is to reach the state’s Republican governor Terry Branstad. Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed a measure with a similar proposition late last year and in January of 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court failed to review rulings from North Dakota’s lower courts that overturned their ‘fetal heartbeat’ law as well. An original bill that left out the fetal heartbeat amendment would have abortions at 20 of pregnancy weeks banned.