Last Friday, North Dakota legislator passed the “Heartbeat Bill,” criminalizing any abortion that is performed after a heartbeat is detected. The bill has now been sent over to their governor, Republican Jack Dalrymple, for signing. Besides Dalrymple’s pro-life stance, there has not been any indication that he will sign the bill into law. The bill does not seem to be at risk of not passing, however.
The “Heartbeat Bill” would require abortionists to check for the heartbeat of a baby before performing an abortion. Some medical equipment can detect a heartbeat as early as 12 weeks, but fetal development experts claim the heartbeat can beat earlier than that, about 20-25 days after conception. If the abortionist performs the procedure in spite of the heartbeat, they will be facing felony charges with the possibility of five years in prison and/or $5,000 in fines. The mother, however, would not face any criminal charges. The bill does not include exceptions for rape or incest but only for physical impairment or death of the mother. The first state to pass this bill was Arkansas.
No doubt, the pro-abortion leftists will say this is an effort to ultimately outlaw abortion. In which case, they are correct. We would like to completely do away with the murder of innocent children as well as the destruction of the female mind and body. So next time someone accuses you of wanting to outlaw abortion, stand tall and proud to say you oppose the slaughtering of the very least of these.
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