House Republicans Drop Fetal Heartbeat Amendment

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DES MOINES, Iowa  --  One day after introducing an amendment that would ban abortions in Iowa as soon as six weeks after conception lawmakers have dropped the plan.

The amendment approved by a House committee yesterday would have made it illegal for an abortion to be performed after a fetal heartbeat was detected.  The amendment was added to a ill that already bans abortions 20 weeks after conception.


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