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Pa. Sen. Doug Mastriano’s ‘Heartbeat’ bill under fire

The legislation, called The Heartbeat Bill – Protecting the Rights of the Unborn, was officially introduced on October 18 by the two lead sponsors Republican state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz of Clinton County and Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano of Adams County.

By Staff and Merideth Bucher/WITF

Some lawmakers are trying to effectively ban abortions in Pa.

The measure would outlaw abortions from the time a fetal heartbeat is detected. That’s usually around six or seven weeks—before most women know they are pregnant.
By Katie Meyer/WITF