H.R. 490 Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 was introduced on January 12th, and on July 28th House Rep Mike Turner became the final Republican to co-sponsor the bill. Currently, the bill is with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice, which is lead by the man that introduced the bill, Rep Steve King.
Banning abortion after a heartbeat is detected effectively bans abortion; it’s possible to pick up a heartbeat as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, a time when many women don’t even realize they’re pregnant.
“This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a physician to knowingly perform an abortion: (1) without determining whether the fetus has a detectable heartbeat, (2) without informing the mother of the results, or (3) after determining that a fetus has a detectable heartbeat.”
Call Michael Turner at 202-225-6465
“Hi, my name is [NAME], calling from [ADDRESS ].
I understand that the bill is in committee right now and that bills often die in committee. But I want Mike Turner to know that I am opposed to this bill, and am asking that reconsider his support of the bill. This bill violates the fundamental principals of Roe V. Wade, and it also enacts a damaging, dangerous regulation of women’s health. In essence, it would outlaw abortion, which is unconstitutional. I will be watching to see how Representative Turner will vote on this bill. Please do not support this bill.
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