Controversial heartbeat bill reintroduced in General Assembly

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 08/23/2013

Backed by a slate of nearly 40 lawmakers, the heartbeat bill is back in the legislature.

House Bill 248, jointly sponsored by Reps. Christina Hagan, R-Alliance, and Lynn Wachtmann, R-Napoleon, would generally prohibit abortions after the detection of a heartbeat.

The proposal is a reintroduction of House Bill 125 from the 129th General Assembly.

That measure, which was championed by Wachtmann, rolled through the legislature for nearly two years before it was blocked by former Senate President Tom Niehaus.

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