H.R.1192 - Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 02/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/16/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1192 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/16/2017)
Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2017
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 concealing a dismemberment abortion.