Defending his anti-abortion legislation last week, the Iowa Republican suggested much of civilization would not exist if it weren't for rape or incest.
"We decided to take things into our own hands and that we have got to do something to protect our cities and to protect the unborn children."
Companies like Netflix and Disney are reconsidering their considerable investment in the state over its abortion laws.
On Friday, a slew of states made efforts to signal their support for abortion access.
It's a strategy that makes sense ahead of the 2020 election.
"The use of the word 'heartbeat' is intentionally misleading and manipulative," one doctor told Newsweek.
Bevin dismissed suggestions that the new laws in Alabama and Georgia are racist.
The anti-abortion movement used to argue it cares also about women, not only fetuses. The new bills throw this out the window, and will likely antagonize a conservative but incrementalist SCOTUS.
The fallout continues for Georgia after Gov. Brian Kemp signed a stringent anti-abortion law last week.
"There are a TON of ways this law ignores basic biology," Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.
Legislators, private citizens and organizations such as the Writers Guild voiced concerns about the anti-abortion bill that's headed for a final vote in the Georgia House of Representatives.
A fetal heartbeat bill would ban abortion after six weeks.