H.R.490 - Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/12/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.490 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.