Fetal Heartbeat Detection (SB 1961 / HB 1892)

Prohibits abortions from the point a fetal heartbeat is detected; requires fetal heartbeat testing prior to an abortion; creates exceptions.

Bill Analysis

This bill as drafted is virtually identical to the original language of SB 244/HB 108. However, as discussed above, SB 244 was amended in a House subcommittee because there was insufficient support to pass the bill as drafted. It would be expected that this bill will also not have the support for passage as written.

Bill Sponsors

Pody in the Senate
Van Huss in the House

Bill Status

No action taken in the House or Senate.

Full Text: Senate Bill / House Bill