“Georgia is the fourth state to pass such a law this year alone. The bills prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. But reproductive rights advocates and doctors say the laws, which prohibit abortion before many women know they are pregnant, amount to a near-total ban on the procedure … But for some supporters of the bills, banning nearly all abortions isn’t a problem — it’s the whole point.” The once fringe idea of heartbeat bills that could ban almost all abortions, explained.