April Houston and Lara Martin hold signs while dressed as Handmaids in protest of Georgia's anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Photo: Reuters

Controversial ‘heartbeat’ laws could ban most abortions across the US Deep South

  • New legislation could ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, about six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant
Topic |   Reproductive health

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April Houston and Lara Martin hold signs while dressed as Handmaids in protest of Georgia's anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Photo: Reuters
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