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Democrats promise fight on bill banning abortion if heartbeat is detected


Democrats promise fight on bill banning abortion if heartbeat is detected
DesMoinesRegister.com

Democrats promised a showdown over a Republican plan that would block most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.The legislation, offered as an amendment to a previous bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, was unveiled shortly before a committee was scheduled to vote on it Tuesday. Furious, Democrats used procedural delays to postpone a vote until Wednesday.âWeâre certainly going to dig in our heels," said Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, D-Ames. "Weâre not just going to let this go without a fight. We recognize weâre in the minority and we donât have much of a chance. But I absolutely know that what this bill would do to women and their health care is not what Iowans want.âRep. Shannon Lundgren, a Republican from Peosta and the bill's floor manager, said that even if Democrats decide to delay the process, "We'll wait.

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