State Rep. Steve Johnson today introduced a plan to protect the life of an unborn child from an abortion once a heartbeat is detected.
“A heartbeat is a universal indicator of life,” said Johnson, of Wayland. “It’s time we be a voice for the voiceless, and uphold our constitutional duty to protect and defend the sanctity of human life.”
Seven other states have approved similar provisions prohibiting an abortion once a heartbeat is detected. Efforts to protect unborn children have gained bipartisan support across the nation, most recently seen by Louisiana’s Democratic governor stating that he will sign a heartbeat bill passed by the state Legislature.
“It’s time for us to join the national movement and stand in defense of the defenseless,” Johnson said. “Protecting unborn children with beating hearts ensures Michigan is doing its part in helping to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
House Bill 4664 has been referred to the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee for further consideration.