H.R.36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 01/03/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/04/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Passed House
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
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- Passed Senate
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: H.R.36 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (10/03/2017)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
(Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.
A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.
The bill provides exceptions for an abortion: (1) that is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman, or (2) when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. A physician who performs or attempts to perform an abortion under an exception must comply with specified requirements.
A woman who undergoes a prohibited abortion may not be prosecuted for violating or conspiring to violate the provisions of this bill.
A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates the provisions of this bill.