To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Jan 12, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on January 12, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jan 12, 2017
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H.R. 490 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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