H.R. 490 to be discussed on U.S. House floor this week
Contact: Janet Porter, 202-241-2ACT (2228); Rachelle Heidlebaugh, 419-348-4787; Lori Viars, 513-932-4952
“The heartbeat is the medical measurement of life,” stated Janet Porter, President of Faith2Action and author of the Heartbeat Bill, first introduced in Ohio in 2011. “It’s the reason you’ve never been to the funeral of someone with a heartbeat.”
Porter explained, “Like an SOS telegraph, the child in the womb is sending a signal we can no longer ignore. To deny it is to deny science.”
“The Heartbeat Bill has given a voice to babies in the womb and to mothers like me who were never told about their unborn child’s beating heart before taking their life,” said Rachelle Heidlebaugh, Legislative Director of Faith2Action, who has experienced the heartbreak of an abortion.
“I urge Congress to pass the common sense Heartbeat Bill–the first step to make America safe again,” added Porter.
*The Barna Group surveyed 1,002 adults with a sampling error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. The survey was conducted from January 19-27, 2017.