“Heartbeat” Laws Take the Abortion Fight to the Next Level

The Governor of Georgia just signed into law a restriction on all abortions of fetuses older than six weeks of gestational age, for that is typically the earliest a fetus’s heartbeat can be detected — the triggering factor in the abortion ban. How did we get here? Let’s have a look.

In the midst of a post “Summer of Love” cultural wave of progressivism that also brought ashore substantial environmental protection laws and civil rights and social welfare advancements, the landmark case of Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973 by the US…