June 29, 2017

THE CULTURE WARS ARE A ROUT:

Will Anti-Choice "Fetal Heartbeat" Law Go National? (Kyle Mantyla, June 29, 2017, Alternet)

Radical Religious Right activist Janet Porter appeared on Gordon Klingenschmitt's "Pray In Jesus Name" program yesterday to provide an update on the status of the federal version of her "Heartbeat Bill," which seeks to ban abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy and often before a woman even knows that she is pregnant.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Steve King back in January and Porter has spent the last several months making multiple trips to Washington, D.C., to rally support for what she says will be a "foot in the door" to completely outlawing abortion. The House bill already has over 100 co-sponsors and Porter reported that "we could have a hearing as early as July" and a full vote on it by September.

"We've got, I believe, a window right now where we have the opportunity to do more than regulate abortion, do more than defund abortion," she said. "We actually have the opportunity to end it in nearly every case for every child whose heartbeat can be heard."

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