Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Abortion. Establishes the interim study committee on adoption promotion and support. Makes certain findings. Requires a physician to determine whether an unborn human individual has a detectable heartbeat before performing or inducing an abortion, except when in a medical emergency. Requires a pregnant woman to certify in writing certain information if a fetal heartbeat is detected. Requires a physician to document certain information in writing if the physician determined that a medical emergency existed and performed or induced an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat. Prohibits the performance or inducement of an abortion of an unborn Abortion. Establishes the interim study committee on adoption promotion and support. Makes certain findings. Requires a physician to determine whether an unborn human individual has a detectable heartbeat before performing or inducing an abortion, except when in a medical emergency. Requires a pregnant woman to certify in writing certain information if a fetal heartbeat is detected. Requires a physician to document certain information in writing if the physician determined that a medical emergency existed and performed or induced an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat. Prohibits the performance or inducement of an abortion of an unborn human individual with a detectable heartbeat unless the medical procedure is designed or intended to prevent the death of the pregnant woman or a serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman. Requires the physician who performed or induced the abortion to maintain specified records in the pregnant woman's medical file. Provides that the following are Level 5 felonies: (1) Performing or inducing an abortion before determining whether the unborn human individual has a detectable heartbeat. (2) The performance or inducement of an abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. Specifies that these provisions may be referred to as the Indiana heartbeat act. Provides for the interpretation and implementation of the Indiana heartbeat act with respect to the issuance of certain court judgments or court orders. ... View more