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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

Actions Overview (1)

01/03/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

01/12/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/03/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (90)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 01/10/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 01/10/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 01/10/2017
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 01/10/2017
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 01/10/2017
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 01/10/2017
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 01/10/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] 01/10/2017
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 01/10/2017
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 01/10/2017
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 01/10/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 01/10/2017
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 01/10/2017
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 01/10/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 01/10/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 01/10/2017
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 01/13/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 01/13/2017
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 01/13/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 01/13/2017
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 01/13/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 01/13/2017
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 01/13/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 01/13/2017
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 01/13/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 01/13/2017
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 01/13/2017
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 01/13/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 01/13/2017
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 01/13/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 01/13/2017
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 01/13/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 01/24/2017
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 01/24/2017
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 01/24/2017
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 01/24/2017
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 01/24/2017
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 01/24/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 02/07/2017
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 02/07/2017
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 02/16/2017
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 03/01/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 03/08/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 03/08/2017
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 03/13/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] 04/03/2017
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 04/17/2017
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-11] 04/17/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 04/25/2017
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 04/26/2017
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 04/28/2017
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 04/28/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 05/01/2017
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] 05/03/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 05/23/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 05/23/2017
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 06/06/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 07/25/2017
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 10/04/2017

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/03/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice01/12/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (8)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2017)

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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 bill 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 bill bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate these provisions, 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 bill.