Alabama House Committee to Consider Fetal Heartbeat Bill, Three Others on Abortion


MONTGOMERY, Alabama ( A bill that would ban many abortions that are now legal in Alabama will be considered by the Health Committee in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.

House Bill 490 by Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, would require physicians to check for a fetal heartbeat before doing an abortion and would make it a crime to abort a fetus after the heartbeat is detected.

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