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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Iowa lawmakers have passed one of the most controversial bills introduced this session.

The bill, known as the fetal heartbeat bill, would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. This can be as early as six weeks gestation. Current law bans most abortions after 20 weeks.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, the bill was passed 51-46. The bill will now go on to the Senate.

During debate, Channel 13’s Justin Surrency was at the Statehouse. Click here to see his report about the ongoing discussion drawing vastly differing opinions from both sides.

DES MOINES – Grand View softball pitcher Claudia Farrell is one of the best to ever step in the circle.  The Senior is set to wrap up an incredible career as the Vikings start postseason play Wednesday.

Farrell starred in high school at Dowling Catholic where she was an all-state  pitcher.  Claudia stands only 5’1″ so most division 1 schools shied away from offering her a scholarship.  She committed to Grand View, then in the ’11th hour’, Iowa offered her a scholarship, but she kept her commitment to GV.

She’s a 3 time All-American and 3 time conference pitcher of the year, those numbers will likely bump up to 4 when this season ends.  Claudia has notched 100 wins and 1000 strikeouts while at Grand View.

Next year she will be a graduate assistant with the Vikings, while also an assistant with her high school alma mater, Dowling.