fetal heartbeat

Meghan McCain called the Georgia gubernatorial candidate "sick" for saying "there is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks" of pregnancy.
Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" law, the strictest abortion ban in the nation, has been ruled unconstitutional by a state court.
The Iowa senate has approved a law that if approved by the state’s Republican governor, would be the most restrictive in the country.
Imagine it is pouring rain. You are deep in a village, it is nighttime with no electricity, no phone, and you are miles from a road. These are often the circumstances when Ato Rose, a traditional midwife in Northern Uganda, attends a birth.
On a beautiful, Sunday afternoon, my mother encouraged me to call the doctor. He told me to go to the hospital to be monitored. I was excited about the possibility of seeing my baby on an ultrasound again. We headed to the hospital with naive anticipation.
The common line of thinking is that in the first trimester you should "only tell people you are willing to also tell about a miscarriage." The problem with this piece of advice is that it also leaves us with the impression that we're not SUPPOSED to talk about miscarriage.
I had no idea at the time, but while I was receiving confirmation of the life burgeoning inside of me, another heart, my grandmother's, had stopped.