H.R.3985 - Every New Heart Deserves a Chance Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] (Introduced 07/25/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3985 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/25/2019)
Every New Heart Deserves a Chance 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 if (1) the abortion 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; (2) the pregnancy is the result of rape against an adult; or (3) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest against a minor.
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.