Lawmakers in Georgia and Tennessee have joined other states in getting behind heartbeat bills but a pro-life group suggests legislators might want to focus on other bills.
A heartbeat bill bans abortion once a baby’s heartbeat is detected, typically around the six-week mark, and OneNewNow has reported pro-life activists predict the U.S. Supreme Court will eventually rule on in a future landmark case.
In the Georgia legislature, Rep. Ed Setzler says the measure recognizes that a child in the womb is “living district from their mother” and therefore has a “right to life” that deserves legal protection.
Supporters of heartbeat bills also argue that they protect the health and safety of mothers, as abortions are more dangerous for them the further they are in pregnancy.
Clarke Forsythe of Americans United for Life sees issues, however, sees looming issues in the effort.
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SOURCE: One News Now, Chris Woodward