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HB 732 - Prohibits Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected - Mississippi Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

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

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  • Defines “fetal heartbeat” as cardiac activity or the steady and repetitive rhythmic contraction of the fetal heart within the gestational sac (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “unborn human individual” as an individual organism of the species humo sapiens from fertilization until live birth (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits an individual from knowingly performing an abortion on a pregnant women with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of the unborn human individual that the pregnant is carrying and whose fetal heartbeat has been detected (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that an individual is not in violation if that individual performs a medical procedure designed to or intended, in that person’s reasonable medical judgement, to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or to prevent a serious risk of the substantial or irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant women (Sec. 1).

Title: Prohibits Abortion After a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected

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