I understand that not everyone will agree with this decision. But if death is determined when a heart stops beating, then doesn't a beating heart indicate life?

May 8, 2018 AT 3:00 AM

Kim Reynolds, the governor of Iowa, as she signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law last Friday afternoon. The law bans most abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks -- before many women even know they're pregnant.