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Minnesota Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban (HF 4524)

This law was last updated on Sep 6, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Minnesota

Number

HF 4524

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

May 17, 2018

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 19
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 20

Topics

Forced Ultrasound, Heartbeat Bans

Full Bill Text

www.revisor.mn.gov

HF 4524 would prohibit the performance of an abortion from the time a fetus has a detectable heartbeat, except in the case of a medical emergency.


A fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks of pregnancy—two weeks after a woman’s first missed period—and well before many women even realize that they are pregnant.


Except in the case of a medical emergency, the bill would require a physician to first test a pregnant person to determine if a fetal heartbeat is detectable before performing an abortion. In testing for a detectable heartbeat, the physician would be required to perform an abdominal ultrasound.

A violation of this provision would be considered a gross misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to one year and/or a fine of up to $3,000.


Related Legislation

Companion bill to SF 4109.


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