H.R.490: Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017

About This Bill

  • Introduced Jan. 12, 2017
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 6, 2017

Bill Sponsor

Bill Cosponsors

173 (1 Democrat, 172 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a physician to knowingly perform an abortion: (1) without determining whether the fetus has a detectable heartbeat, (2) without informing the mother of the results, or (3) after determining that a fetus has a detectable heartbeat. It provides an exception for an abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 23 statements associated with H.R.490.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 6, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Feb. 6, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Jan. 12, 2017
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan. 12, 2017

Introduced in the House by Steve King (R-Iowa)

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