S.2311 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 01/16/2018)|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/29/2018 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 46. Record Vote Number: 25. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: S.2311 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.