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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/12/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
02/06/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/06/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/12/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/12/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (173)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 01/12/2017
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 01/23/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 01/23/2017
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 01/23/2017
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 01/24/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 01/24/2017
Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] 01/24/2017
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 01/27/2017
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 02/01/2017
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 02/06/2017
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 02/06/2017
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 02/07/2017
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] 02/28/2017
Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] 03/01/2017
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 03/15/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 03/16/2017
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 03/17/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 03/17/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 03/28/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 03/29/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 03/30/2017
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 04/04/2017
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 04/04/2017
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 04/04/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 04/05/2017
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 04/05/2017
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 04/05/2017
Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] 04/05/2017
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] 04/06/2017
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 04/06/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 04/06/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 04/06/2017
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 04/08/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 04/08/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 04/25/2017
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-11] 04/26/2017
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 04/28/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 04/28/2017
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 04/28/2017
Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] 05/02/2017
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] 05/02/2017
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 05/02/2017
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 05/02/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 05/02/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 05/02/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 05/02/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 05/04/2017
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 05/04/2017
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 05/04/2017
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 05/04/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 05/04/2017
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 05/04/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 05/04/2017
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 05/08/2017
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 05/08/2017
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 05/08/2017
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] 05/08/2017
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 05/11/2017
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 05/11/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 05/11/2017
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 05/16/2017
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 05/16/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 05/16/2017
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 05/17/2017
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 05/17/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 05/17/2017
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 05/17/2017
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 05/17/2017
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 05/18/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 05/18/2017
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 05/18/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 05/18/2017
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 05/18/2017
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 05/19/2017
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 05/19/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 05/19/2017
Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] 05/19/2017
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 05/22/2017
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 05/23/2017
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 05/23/2017
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 05/23/2017
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 05/23/2017
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 05/23/2017
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 05/24/2017
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 05/24/2017
Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] 05/24/2017
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 05/25/2017
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 05/26/2017
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 06/06/2017
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 06/06/2017
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 06/06/2017
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 06/06/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 06/07/2017
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 06/15/2017
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 06/16/2017
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 06/20/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 06/20/2017
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 06/20/2017
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 06/22/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 06/22/2017
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 06/22/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] 06/22/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 06/23/2017
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 06/23/2017
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 06/23/2017
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 06/23/2017
Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] 06/26/2017
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 06/26/2017
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 06/26/2017
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 06/26/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 06/27/2017
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-16] 06/27/2017
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1] 06/27/2017
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] 06/27/2017
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 06/27/2017
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 06/27/2017
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 06/27/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 06/27/2017
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 06/27/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 06/27/2017
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] 06/27/2017
Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] 06/27/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 06/27/2017
Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3] 06/27/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 06/28/2017
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 06/28/2017
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 06/28/2017
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 06/28/2017
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14] 06/28/2017
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 06/29/2017
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 06/29/2017
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 06/29/2017
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 06/29/2017
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 06/29/2017
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 07/11/2017
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 07/11/2017
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 07/12/2017
Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] 07/12/2017
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 07/12/2017
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 07/12/2017
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 07/12/2017
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 07/12/2017
Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1] 07/12/2017
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 07/13/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 07/13/2017
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 07/13/2017
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 07/14/2017
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 07/14/2017
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 07/14/2017
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 07/14/2017
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 07/17/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 07/17/2017
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 07/18/2017
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 07/18/2017
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 07/18/2017
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 07/20/2017
Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] 07/20/2017
Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] 07/20/2017
Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] 07/25/2017
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 07/26/2017
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 07/27/2017
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 07/28/2017
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 09/06/2017
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7] 09/08/2017
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 09/12/2017
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 09/13/2017
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 09/14/2017
Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large] 09/18/2017
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 10/10/2017
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 04/26/2018
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] 05/24/2018
Rep. Cloud, Michael [R-TX-27] 07/18/2018
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 07/25/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary01/12/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice02/06/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations02/06/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/12/2017)

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 a physical (but not psychological or emotional) disorder, illness, or condition.

A physician who performs a prohibited abortion is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

A woman who undergoes a prohibited abortion may not be prosecuted for violating or conspiring to violate the provisions of this bill.