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HB 490 - Prohibits an Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected - Alabama Key Vote

John Rogers, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (73-29) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits an Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a physician from performing an abortion without first determining if the fetus has a detectable heartbeat (Sec. 3). 
  • Prohibits a physician from performing an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected except in the following conditions (Sec. 4 & 6):
    • The continuation of a pregnancy is likely to result in the death of the abortion patient; or
    • The continuation of a pregnancy is likely to result in “substantial and irreversible impairment” of a major bodily function of the abortion patient, not including psychological or emotional conditions.
  • Specifies that the definition of abortion does not include the following (Sec. 2):
    • A procedure or act with the “intent” to save or preserve the health of a fetus, remove a dead fetus, or to deliver the fetus prematurely in order to preserve the health of both the abortion patient and the fetus;
    • A procedure or act to terminate an “ectopic pregnancy”; and
    • A procedure or act to terminate a pregnancy when the fetus has a lethal anomaly which would cause the fetus to die at birth or be stillborn.
  • Defines “ectopic pregnancy” as any pregnancy resulting from a fertilized egg that has attached outside the uterus or inside the cornu of the uterus (Sec. 2). 
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a Class C felony, resulting in license revocation, and additional disciplinary action (Sec. 11).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits an Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

Sponsors

  • Mary Sue McClurkin (AL - R) (Out Of Office)

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