HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Two Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced new legislation known as a “heartbeat bill.”
The bill is being proposed by State Senator Doug Mastriano and State Representative Stephanie Borowicz.READ MORE: Steelers Cornerback Joe Haden To Miss Cincinnati Bengals Game
It would require all physicians before proceeding with abortion to determine if the baby has a heartbeat.READ MORE: Disease Management Areas Expanded After Chronic Wasting Disease Detected In Jefferson County
If a heartbeat is detected, the abortion cannot be performed.
Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio have all passed similar legislation, but none have taken effect.MORE NEWS: Young Man Who Was Accidentally Invited To 'Grandma's' Thanksgiving As A Teen Celebrates 6th Year Of Dinner Together
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has said he will veto any abortion bill and Attorney General Josh Shapiro also said on Twitter, “Not so fast. Roe v. Wade is law of the land – I won’t allow it to be violated in our Commonwealth.”