The controversial new law, known as the Heartbeat Act, bans abortion once cardiac activity is detected. This is usually after around six weeks of pregnancy — before many women even know they are pregnant.
Now Republicans in six other states — North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, Indiana, Arkansas and Florida — are reportedly hoping to adopt a similar law.
Midler’s tweet clearly struck a chord and has racked up more than 100,000 likes and 20,000 retweets, but as you can imagine, not all of the replies were supportive.
Liberal women in the West are so enthusiastic about having the option to kill their unborn children... It freaks me… https://t.co/ODHsgGAoSq