HB 302: "An Act prohibiting abortion after detection of fetal cardiac activity or fetal heart contractions."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 302 01 "An Act prohibiting abortion after detection of fetal cardiac activity or fetal heart 02 contractions." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 18.16 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 18.16.055. Abortion after fetal heartbeat detected. (a) Notwithstanding 06 compliance with AS 18.16.010, a person may not knowingly perform an abortion after 07 a health care provider detects a fetal heartbeat unless the abortion is medically 08 necessary. 09 (b) The provisions of (a) of this section do not apply to a woman on whom an 10 abortion is performed. 11 (c) Violation of (a) of this section is a class C felony. 12 (d) In this section, 13 (1) "fetal heartbeat" means cardiac activity or the steady and repetitive 14 rhythmic contraction of the fetal heart within the gestational sac;
01 (2) "health care provider" means a person who is licensed, registered, 02 or otherwise authorized under AS 08 to provide health care services.