A new Iowa law banning physicians from performing most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected is being called the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation. On this edition of River to River , Ben Kieffer discusses the law with three state lawmakers who each have very different views, including a Democrat against the change, a Republican who voted for it, and a Republican who was one of six in his party who felt he couldn’t support the law. “The more I studied the bill, the more I felt it went just a little too far,” says Rep. Lee Hein (R), of Monticello. “I firmly believe that life begins at conception, but I also believe that it is a moral, a religious, and most of all, a family decision; and I believe that government should stay out of...
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Iowa Lawmakers Discuss Fetal Heartbeat Law in Wake of Legal Challenge