US HB490 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 86-1)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-11 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

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 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.

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Title

Heartbeat Protection Act of 2019

Sponsors

Rep. Steve King [R-IA]Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY]Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ]Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH]
Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ]Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL]Rep. Charles Fleischmann [R-TN]Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC]
Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX]Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS]Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC]Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL]
Rep. Roger Marshall [R-KS]Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC]Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX]Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH]
Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL]Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC]Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD]Rep. Billy Long [R-MO]
Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX]Rep. French Hill [R-AR]Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX]Rep. Eric Crawford [R-AR]
Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV]Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA]Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS]Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA]
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL]Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN]Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT]Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA]
Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA]Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC]Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX]Rep. John Carter [R-TX]
Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA]Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI]Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC]Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA]
Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN]Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR]Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX]Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI]
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO]Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH]Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH]Rep. Jody Arrington [R-TX]
Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX]Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY]Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN]Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL]
Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL]Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL]Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC]Rep. Debbie Lesko [D-AZ]
Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI]Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX]
Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH]Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA]Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS]Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT]
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE]Rep. George Holding [R-NC]Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC]Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA]
Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE]Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL]Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO]Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL]
Rep. Earl Carter [R-GA]Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA]Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO]Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN]
Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO]Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA]Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI]Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]
Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL]Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL]Rep. David Roe [R-TN]Rep. Ron Wright [R-TX]
Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL]Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC]Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-01-11HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2019-01-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-01-11HouseIntroduced in House

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