Using a heartbeat as the threshold for limiting abortions is just as arbitrary as any other moment in fetal development. Why not make the limit the first sign of neural activity, or muscular activity, or cell division, or anything else? The fetus isn’t suddenly alive because the heart starts beating, just like one isn’t suddenly dead when one’s heart stops beating. This policy is disguised in misinformation and religious self-righteousness. The simple solution is staying out of it. If you don’t want an abortion, don’t get one. It’s your choice to make. This is not up to the government. This is a decision that can only be made by a woman and her doctors.