Abortion; fetal heartbeat; penalties; codification. Effective date.

Authored by Senator Nathan Dahm & David Bullard

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Summary of amendment: 

The amendment changed the title of the bill from Abortion; prohibiting abortion upon detection of fetal heartbeat; prohibiting issuance or renewal of physician license for certain acts. Effective date. to its current title. It also added Sen. David Bullard as an author. 

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Summary of original text:

SB 723 prohibits any physician from performing an abortion on an embryo if the physician determines the embryonic or fetal heartbeat is audible. Physicians must determine if the embryonic or fetal heartbeat of the unborn child is audible if the pregnancy is 6 weeks after fertilization. Physicians who violate the provisions of this measure are subject to licensure loss or suspension.