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More Heartbeat Bans than Ever, But Will Any Become Law?


After a full senate vote, an Arkansas heartbeat ban will be heard by a House committee, but it still has a way to go before becoming law.

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All In: North Dakota Anti-Choicers Seek Heartbeat Bans, Human Life Amendments, TRAP Laws, and More

The last clinic in North Dakota that provides abortions. (NRL News.)

When your state legislature only meets every other year, you apparently work twice as fast at eliminating abortion access all together.

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Arkansas Heartbeat Ban Passes Senate Committee

Lori Williams, Little Rock Family Planning nurse practitioner, testifies against the bill. (John Lyon/AR News Bureau)

A combination of bills would leave effectively no options for women in the state.

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Wyoming Kills Heartbeat Bill While Arkansas Proposes Their Own

Senator Jason Rapert. (Arkansas Times)

If you strike one down, two more shall grow back in its place.

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Wyoming Legislature Will See Heartbeat Ban, Potential Ultrasound Bill in 2013

(CBS 5)

Wyoming is usually known for its desire to see less government. That doesn’t count when it comes to anti-abortion legislation.

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Mississipi to Bring Back “Heartbeat Ban” this Legislative Session and Personhood in 2014

Governor Phil Bryant. (Urban Christian News)

If Mississippi’s only clinic does manage to stay open it may not matter, since abortion might be banned all together anyway.

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Ohio GOP Leader Promises Heartbeat Ban Will Be Back in 2013

House Speaker Bill Batchelder. Photo: blog.cleveland.com.

The Ohio legislature hasn’t even sworn in yet and its new Speaker is already promising to bring up the Heartbeat Ban.

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