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HB 1456 - Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual to determine if the fetus has a detectable heartbeat before performing an abortion, except when a medical emergency exists (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected, except when the abortion is deemed medically necessary under the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • To prevent the death of the patient; 
    • To prevent a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the patient; or 
    • To save the life of the fetus.
  • Classifies the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat as a Class C felony (Sec. 2). 
  • Prohibits the prosecution of a patient on whom the abortion was performed in violation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (63-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual to determine if the fetus has a detectable heartbeat before performing an abortion, except when a medical emergency exists (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected, except when the abortion is deemed medically necessary under the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • To prevent the death of the patient; 
    • To prevent a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the patient; or 
    • To save the life of the fetus.
  • Classifies the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat as a Class C felony (Sec. 2). 
  • Prohibits the prosecution of a patient on whom the abortion was performed in violation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

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