A new bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives would make it illegal for an abortion to be performed on any fetus with a detectable heartbeat. This bill is known as "the Heartbeat Protection Act", and it would be a massive victory for the pro-life movement in this country if it becomes law. So far about 170 members of the House are behind this bill, but it will need more votes than that to pass. And even if it passes the House, it would still have to get through the Senate, and if just a few RINOS in the Senate vote against the bill that would be enough to block it.
But even though the road ahead looks challenging, that is not an excuse to quit fighting. Ultimately, polls have shown that most Americans would support this kind of a law…
A new bill in Congress, HR490, would make the presence of that heartbeat the standard for outlawing an abortion.
Some 170 House members back the Heartbeat Protection Act, which had its first hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Polling by the Barna Group shows 69 percent of Americans back the bill.
"That's 86 percent of Republicans, 61 percent of Independents, and yes, even a Democrat majority by 55 percent," said Faith2Action president Janet Porter, the originator of the first heartbeat bill, at a Capitol Hill news conference.
If this bill gets through Congress and it is signed into law by President Trump, it will almost certainly be challenged in court.
In the end, it is likely that a case such as this would make it all the way to the Supreme Court, and some conservatives are already welcoming such an outcome. As President Trump appoints more conservative justices, a case such as this could set an important new precedent.
Personally, I am so glad that pro-life members of the House of Representatives are doing something to move the ball forward. Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, nearly 60 million children have been murdered in America's abortion mills, and if we continue to kill babies on an industrial scale there is no future for our country.