To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 12, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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173 Cosponsors (172 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Saving the Innocents Beating Hearts”
— Rep. Steve King [R-IA4, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Oct 16, 2018
“Rep. Hice Votes to Defend Life”
— Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA10, 2015-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 19, 2018
“Rep. Nadler Statement on Subcommittee Hearing Regarding 6-Week Abortion Ban”
— Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY12] on Nov 1, 2017
Jan 12, 2017
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Jan 11, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 490 (116th).
H.R. 490 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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