This bill requires testing for a detectable fetal heartbeat before an abortion is performed and prohibit an abortion when a heartbeat is detected. The exception is when a condition that, in reasonable medical judgement, so complicates the medical condition of the pregnant woman that it necessitates the immediate abortion to avert her death. This bills been introduced in both the House and Senate..
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This bill shows that it is still in Medical Affairs Committees; Senate – Senator Daniel B. “Danny” Verdin III; House, (803) 212-6250 – Representative Leon Howard, (803) 734-3046. It has not been assigned to a sub-committee where the investigation, hearings, and report are completed. We are trying to get this bill assigned to a sub-committee using postcards to the Chairmen of the Medical Affairs committees of both the House and Senate.