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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2149

                     To prohibit certain abortions.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 10, 1999

Mr. Hoyer (for himself, Mr. Greenwood, Mrs. Tauscher, Mr. Boucher, Mr. 
Kind, Mrs. Morella, Mr. Vento, Mr. Baldacci, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Hinchey, 
    Mr. Wynn, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Luther, Ms. Sanchez, Ms. 
  McCarthy of Missouri, Mr. Maloney of Connecticut, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. 
 Kolbe, Mr. Boehlert, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. 
 Abercrombie, Mr. Bentsen, and Mr. Menendez) introduced the following 
bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition 
  to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
                     To prohibit certain abortions.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Late Term Abortion Restriction 
Act''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN ABORTIONS.

    (a) In General.--It shall be unlawful, in or affecting interstate 
or foreign commerce, knowingly to perform an abortion after the fetus 
has become viable.
    (b) Exception.--This section does not prohibit any abortion if, in 
the medical judgment of the attending physician, the abortion is 
necessary to preserve the life of the woman or to avert serious adverse 
health consequences to the woman.
    (c) Civil Penalty.--A physician who violates this section shall be 
subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000. The civil penalty 
provided by this subsection is the exclusive remedy for a violation of 
this section.
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