Iowa’s Fetal ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Passed by Lawmakers

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Lawmakers in Iowa this week passed the so-called “heartbeat bill” which would ban abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, or roughly around the sixth week of pregnancy.

The bill is now headed to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ desk for a signature. Reynolds, who is pro-life, could not be reached for comment when contacted by Fox News on Wednesday.

If signed, the bill would arguably become one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

The House passed the legislation on Tuesday night with a 51-46 vote, Iowa Public Radio reported. It was debated for more than eight hours before …

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