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Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

01/16/2018Introduced in Senate

All Actions (6)

01/29/2018Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 46. Record Vote Number: 25.
Action By: Senate
01/29/2018Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S527-545)
Action By: Senate
01/24/2018Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S498)
Action By: Senate
01/24/2018Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S498)
Action By: Senate
01/17/2018Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 294.
Action By: Senate
01/16/2018Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (46)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]* 01/16/2018
Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 01/16/2018
Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Shelby, Richard C. [R-AL]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Corker, Bob [R-TN]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]* 01/16/2018
Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN] 01/25/2018

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Introduced in Senate (01/16/2018)

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.