Fetal heartbeat bills by state (Updated May 7, 2019)
Efforts to redirect abortion laws are going on at the Federal level as well. H.R. 962- Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced in February of 2019. It’s common sense legislation that requires the same appropriate medical care be given to a child who survives a botched abortion as any other child born alive, or be subject to criminal penalties. Speaker Pelosi has refused to bring the Born-Alive Act to the House floor, so the group Heritage Action is lobbying for members of the House to sign a “discharge petition” to force a vote on the Born-Alive Act, thereby holding members accountable.
So far 2019 has been a year of shocking political turbulence. In yet another act of defiance, the Democratic Governor of Wisconsin promised to veto a bill that would punish doctors who fail to provide medical care to newborn babies after a failed abortion attempt, because protecting born-alive babies in his words, “is not a productive use of time.” The counter response by Republicans is a broad effort to reset America’s moral compass. While the reckless media is pushing horrific stories that certainly resemble infanticide, there is a groundswell movement in states like Florida promoting an agenda of life. Unfortunately Florida’s 2019 legislative session concluded May 3rd, so we will not witness fetal heartbeat law come to fruition during this calendar year; however precedent is being set. As recently as May 7, 2019 Governor Brian Kemp signed a fetal heartbeat bill into law in Georgia, and Florida law makers are taking steps to do the same. Let’s take this time to thank and support our legislators who sponsored: HB 235 – (Hill with co-introducers: Altman, Bell, Beltran, Brannan, Byrd, DiCeglie, Fernandez-Barquin, Fischer, Gregory, Hage, McClain, Perez, Ponder, Roach, Robinson, Rodriguez A.M, Sabatini, Smith D, Stone, Yarborough) and SB 792 – (Baxley with co-introducers: Gainer, Broxson, Albritton, Diaz, Mayfield, Hutson, Flores, Perry, Gruters) and encourage them to reintroduce their bills in 2020.