The Heartbeat Protection Act – The 6 Week (Before Most Women Know they Are Pregnant) Abortion Ban Bill 

House Republicans announced that in a week’s time on Nov. 1, they’ll hold the first hearing a bill that would ban abortions after six weeks at the federal level, with no exceptions for rape or incest. [emphasis: mine]

If it becomes law, physicians who perform abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected — generally around six weeks into a pregnancy — would be eligible for a five-year prison term.

What Is The Heartbeat Protection Act? Republicans’ 6-Week Abortion Ban Bill Has A Hearing Date


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