Summary: H.R.684 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/24/2017)

Every Child is a Blessing Act of 2017

This bill prohibits recovery of damages in certain civil actions based on a claim that, but for the conduct of the defendant, a child, once conceived, would not or should not have been born.

The prohibition applies to claims based on a child's disability, defect, abnormality, race, sex, or other inborn characteristic.

The bill bars such prohibition from being construed to: (1) provide a defense against charges of intentional misrepresentation in state proceedings regulating the professional practices of health care providers and practitioners; (2) provide a defense in any criminal action, including cases of rape or incest; or (3) limit damages in cases where the conduct of the defendant caused personal injury or death to the child or gestational mother.