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Tennessee Bill Would Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

Tennessee Bill Would Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins - On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Tennessee officials meet to discuss this new bill.

Tennessee Bill Would Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins – On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Tennessee officials meet to discuss this new bill.

Tennessee Bill Would Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins - On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Tennessee officials meet to discuss this new bill. | Pexel Photo
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Unlike New York, who just legalized abortion, Tennessee is taking another stance on this issue.

This state House Bill 77 is sponsored by state Rep. Micah Van Huss. In this bill, it would prohibit abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable in Tennessee. However, exceptions would be allowed for medical emergencies.

“One of our primary responsibilities as government is to keep our citizens safe. And the killing of our citizens need to stop so I’m about small government, but I believe the government needs to protect life.”

Rep. Micah Van Huss

An unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable at about six weeks of pregnancy, though research suggests a baby’s heartbeat may begin as early as 18 days after conception. I am sure that it began at conception.

This is the third year this bill has been brought up.

Similar heartbeat bills have been introduced in Kentucky and South Carolina. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he would support a heartbeat bill in his state as well. But sadly in Iowa, they consider it unconstitutional. North Dakota and Arkansas had heartbeat laws, but courts over turned them.


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