Legislative Day: Fetal Heartbeat Bill

Mar 27, 2018

A bill moving through the Iowa legislature would ban nearly all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. IPR’s Statehouse Correspondent Joyce Russell and host Ben Kieffer explore various perspectives from Iowa lawmakers and advocates. 

If the proposal becomes law, it would be among the strictest abortion ban in the nation. Guests are Senator Jake Chapman (R), Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D),  Maggie DeWitte of Iowans for Life, Connie Ryan of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Dr. Marygrace Elson of the University of Iowa's Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.