The wide-ranging legislation includes other measures that would take effect even if the high court doesn't overturn its 1973 ruling establishing the nationwide right to abortion. Among the restrictions is a ban on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, possibly as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Similar bans in
Abortion opponents across the
"I am proud that
But supporters of abortion rights said the bill goes too far.
"There's been no combination of such draconian laws and measures," said Democratic Rep.
Efforts to pass bills limiting abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected are underway in states including
The measure now heads to the Republican-led
The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep.
Schroer and other