Bachmann proposes fetal heartbeat bill

Rep. Michele Bachmann introduced a bill that would require abortion providers to make women listen to the fetus's heartbeat before terminating the pregnancy.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann introduced a bill that would require abortion providers to make women listen to the fetus's heartbeat before terminating the pregnancy.

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