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Sen. Theis' bill would require doctors to look for a fetal heartbeat

Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan
Published on May 17, 2019 - Duration: 01:15s

Sen. Theis' bill would require doctors to look for a fetal heartbeat

States throughout the U.S are seeking to pass new abortion laws.

On Thursday, Michigan Senator Lana Theis, (R) 22 Dist., introduced a bill that would make it a requirement for doctors to look for a heartbeat if a woman came in for an abortion.

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Sen. Theis' bill would require doctors to look for a fetal heartbeat

MICHIGAN SENATOR LANA THEISINTRODUCED A BILL THISAFTERNOON... PROMPTED BYDISCUSSIONS OFMISCARRIAGE.THE MISCARRIAGE-HEARTBEATAWARENESS ACT WOULD MAKE IT AREQUIREMENT FORDOCTORS TO LOOK FOR AHEARTBEAT... IF A WOMAN COMES INFOR AN ABORTIONSENATOR THEISSAYS... THIS BILL IS ABOUTCOMPASSION AND WOMEN BEING FULLYINFORMED.IF A HEARTBEAT IS FOUND... THEDOCTOR MUST OFFER THE CHANCE FORTHEMOTHER TO HEAR IT... OR SEE ITON AN ULTRASOUND.IF THERE IS NO HEARTBEAT... SHEMUST BE INFORMED OF HERPROBABILITY OF HAVINGA MISCARRIAGE.THEIS SAYS... THAT WAY... SHECAN AVOID AN UNNECESSARYABORTION... ANDMEDICAL EXPENSE.THOSE WHO OPPOSE THIS BILL...SAY... ALL THE TALK OF ANTIABORTION IS JUST A DISTRACTIONAND A PLOY... TO TAKE AWAYWOMENS' RIGHTS TO SAFE OPTIONS."WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO FIZTHE DAMN ROADS, AND WE SHOULDNTBEDISTRACTED BY ALL THESEEXTRANEOUS PARTISAN ISSUES THATTHE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEENINTRODUCING OVER THE LAST COUPLEWEEKS,""IT DOESNT MATTER HOW CHEAP YOURCAR INSURANCE IS, OR HOW GOODYOUR SCHOOLS IF YOU DON'T HAVELIFE FIRST, LIFE IS FUNDAMENTALAND ALL THOSE OTHERS THINGS JUSTARENT IMPORTANT,"THIS BILL DOES NOT BAN ABORTIONIF THERE IS A HEARTBEAT.THEIS SAYS... THE GOAL IS TOINFORM A PATIENT OF THEIROPTIONS.THIS ISN'T THE ONLY ABORTIONBILL THAT HAS PEOPLE TALKING.THE BILL PASSED IN ALABAMARECENTLY HAS ALSO BEEN A HOTTOPIC.YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT IT...ON OUR WEBSITE... FOX 47 NEWSDOT CO

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