H.R.490: Heartbeat Protection Act of 2019

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86 (All Republicans)

Bill Summary

Heartbeat Protection Act of 2019 This bill makes 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 a physical (but not psychological or...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 11
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Jan. 11
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan. 11

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

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