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May 3, 2018 | Via CNN

Iowa Passes ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill, Most Restrictive in U.S.

Iowa’s House and Senate passed the ‘heartbeat’ bill which would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected at as early as six weeks of pregnancy. The bill is a significant step toward one of the most restrictive US laws of its kind and is intended to pose an aggressive challenge to Roe vs. Wade, a landmark decision issued in 1973 by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions.

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