Fatal Heartbeat Bill In Missouri House of Representatives

A fetal heartbeat bill is advancing in the Missouri House of Representatives.

House Bill 126 would make it illegal for a woman to get an abortion once there is a heartbeat detected in the fetus.

The bill is being sponsored by Republican Nick Schroer of O’Fallon who says a heartbeat can be detected six weeks in to the pregnancy.

Several Missouri lawmakers have spoken in opposition to the bill.

OBGYN Erin King testified against the bill last week, saying six weeks is the earliest a heartbeat can be detected.

King went on to say the bill is nearly a total ban on abortion, because most women don’t find out they are pregnant until six weeks.