Sen. Theis' bill would require doctors to look for a fetal heartbeat

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LANSING, MI (WILX) - States throughout the U.S are seeking to pass new abortion laws.

On Thursday, Michigan Senator Lana Theis, (R) 22 Dist., introduced a bill that would make it a requirement for doctors to look for a heartbeat if a woman came in for an abortion.

Senator Theis says this bill is about compassion and women being fully informed.

If a heartbeat is found it gives the woman the option to see an ultrasound.

If their is no heartbeat then abortion options are given to the woman.

Those that oppose this bill believe all the talk of anti-abortion is just a distraction and a ploy to take away a women's right to safe options.

"We need to find a way to fix the damn roads, and we shouldn't be distracted by all these extraneous partisan issues that the republicans have been introducing over the last couple weeks," says Rep. Julie Brixie, (D) Okemos.

Genevieve Marnon of Michigan Right to Life told News 10, "It doesn't matter how cheap your car insurance is, or how good your schools are if you don't have life first, life is fundamental and all those others things just aren't important."

This bill does not ban abortion if there is a heartbeat.

The goal of the bill is to inform a patient of their options.

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