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SF 359 - Prohibits Abortion After a Heartbeat is Detected - Iowa Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Abortion After a Heartbeat is Detected

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (29-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortion After a Heartbeat is Detected

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires physicians to perform an ultrasound to detect a fetal heartbeat prior to an abortion (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits physicians from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat has been detected (Sec. 4).

  • Requires physicians to note in writing whether a heartbeat has been detected and, if so, that abortion is prohibited, to present such information to the patient to be signed, and to store such information in the patient’s medical records (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that these requirements do not apply to abortions performed in a medical emergency (Sec. 2).

  • Defines “medical emergency” to include physical conditions resulting from the pregnancy, and specifies that it does not include psychological or family conditions nor the patient’s age (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits individuals from knowingly using, acquiring, providing, receiving, or otherwise transferring a fetal body part (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this prohibition does not apply to the following (Sec. 1):

    • Diagnostic procedures which have the purpose of determining the life or health of the fetus;

    • Actions taken in furtherance of final disposition of a body;

    • The study of tissue for diagnostic and forensic purposes; and

    • Fetal body parts resulting from miscarriage or stillbirth that are donated for medical research.

  • Classifies a violation of this statute as a class C felony (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (51-46) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortion After a Heartbeat is Detected

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires physicians to perform an ultrasound to detect a fetal heartbeat prior to an abortion (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits physicians from performing an abortion if a fetal heartbeat has been detected (Sec. 4).

  • Requires physicians to note in writing whether a heartbeat has been detected and, if so, that abortion is prohibited, to present such information to the patient to be signed, and to store such information in the patient’s medical records (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that these requirements do not apply to abortions performed in a medical emergency (Sec. 2).

  • Defines “medical emergency” to include physical conditions resulting from the pregnancy, and specifies that it does not include psychological or family conditions nor the patient’s age (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits individuals from knowingly using, acquiring, providing, receiving, or otherwise transferring a fetal body part (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this prohibition does not apply to the following (Sec. 1):

    • Diagnostic procedures which have the purpose of determining the life or health of the fetus;

    • Actions taken in furtherance of final disposition of a body;

    • The study of tissue for diagnostic and forensic purposes; and

    • Fetal body parts resulting from miscarriage or stillbirth that are donated for medical research.

  • Classifies a violation of this statute as a class C felony (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (43-6) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortion After a Heartbeat is Detected

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the sale and use of fetal body parts.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits individuals from knowingly using, acquiring, providing, receiving, or otherwise transferring a fetal body part (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that this prohibition does not apply to the following (Sec. 1):

    • Diagnostic procedures which have the purpose of determining the life or health of the fetus;

    • Actions taken in furtherance of final disposition of a body;

    • The study of tissue for diagnostic and forensic purposes; and

    • Fetal body parts resulting from miscarriage or stillbirth that are donated for medical research.

  • Classifies a violation of this statute as a class C felony (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Abortion After a Heartbeat is Detected

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