‘Heartbeat Bill’ Gains 170 Co-Sponsors in Congress

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By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow.com, November 1, 2017

A major pro-life bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, where it’s gaining supporters early on.

The Judiciary Constitutional Subcommittee is holding a hearing today, Nov. 1, on HR 490, the Hearbeat Protection Act of 2017.

The bill would require abortionists to listen for a heartbeat of a preborn child and if it’s detected, the abortion could not proceed.

“It’s a heartbeat and if there’s a heartbeat there’s life,” says Janet Porter, whose Faith 2 Action organization that has been pushing for passage for years.

“It’s the same indicator of human life that we recognize across the board for every other member of the human family,” she tells OneNewsNow.

pregnant woman handTo deny an unborn child has a heart, she says, is to deny science.

The heartbeat of a fetus can be detected at six weeks of pregnancy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states on its website.

Even the website for abortion giant Planned Parenthood admits the human embryo has a “very basic beating heart” during weeks five to six, and the heart has formed by the eighth week when the half-inch embryo has arms and elbows, and the face is forming ears, eyes, and and an upper lip.

Although the bill is only at the subcommittee level, says Porter, there are now 170 co-sponsors in the U.S. House.

“That’s the most pro-life co-sponsors of any pro-life bill in Congress,” she says. “It’s unheard of to have a brand new bill like the Heartbeat Bill have this much public support.”