All Information (Except Text) for S.1922 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 10/05/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/05/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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|10/05/2017||Introduced in Senate|
10/05/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|10/05/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
10/05/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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|Senate Judiciary||10/05/2017||Referred to|
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- Assault and harassment offenses
- Civil actions and liability
- Crime victims
- Crimes against children
- Crimes against women
- Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
- Government information and archives
- Health information and medical records
- Health personnel
- Medical ethics
- Medical tests and diagnostic methods
- Sex offenses
- Women's health
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (10/05/2017)
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
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.