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'Heartbeat' bill poised to advance to Senate
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Mar 14, 2019 1:39 PM 3+ day ago

ATLANTA -- At the state capitol, a Senate committee is poised to pass the so-called heartbeat bill, which would restrict abortions in Georgia. The bill is racing through the legislature after Gov. Brian Kemp urged its passage.

Legal abortion is currently allowed up to 20 weeks. This measure would reduce it to about six weeks -- the time a fetal heartbeat becomes present.

Inside the Capitol, there may be no happier activist than Mike Griffin. Griffin has worked for years to end abortion rights. With the House passing a heartbeat bill last week and the Governor vowing to sign it - the Georgia Baptist Missionary Board lobbyist smells victory.

"To use an indicator to show when life begins that is also used when life is over, which is a heartbeat. Pretty ...

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