S.3306 - Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 09/08/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/08/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3306 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/08/2016)
Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2016
This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a physician from knowingly performing a dismemberment abortion. It provides a definition of the term "dismemberment abortion."
A physician who performs a dismemberment abortion is subject to a criminal fine, up to two years in prison, or both, unless the dismemberment abortion was necessary to save the mother's life.
A woman or a parent of a minor who undergoes a dismemberment abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill.
The legislation bars the criminal prosecution of a woman who undergoes a dismemberment abortion for conspiracy to violate the provisions of this bill, for being a principal or an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.