H.R.3504 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 09/15/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/22/2015 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 236. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.3504 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (09/18/2015)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
(Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital. The term "born alive" means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.
Also, a health care practitioner or other employee who has knowledge of a failure to comply with these requirements must immediately report such failure to an appropriate law enforcement agency.
An individual who violates the provisions of this Act is subject to a criminal fine, up to five years in prison, or both.
An individual who commits an overt act that kills a child born alive is subject to criminal prosecution for murder.
The legislation bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate the provisions of this Act, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.
A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this Act.