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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Saving Children Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/04/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
03/22/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/04/2019Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/04/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (43)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Spano, Ross [R-FL-15]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13]* 02/04/2019
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 02/05/2019
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] 02/05/2019
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 02/05/2019
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 02/06/2019
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 02/08/2019
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 02/11/2019
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 02/11/2019
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 02/11/2019
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 02/11/2019
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 02/11/2019
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 02/11/2019
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 02/14/2019
Rep. Wright, Ron [R-TX-6] 02/14/2019
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 02/14/2019
Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] 02/14/2019
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 02/14/2019
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] 02/14/2019
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 02/19/2019
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 02/25/2019
Rep. Hern, Kevin [R-OK-1] 03/05/2019
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 03/05/2019
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] 03/07/2019
Rep. Gooden, Lance [R-TX-5] 04/01/2019
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 05/01/2019
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] 05/10/2019
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 10/09/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary02/04/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security03/22/2019 Referred to

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Subjects (4)

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Introduced in House (02/04/2019)

Saving Children Act

This bill establishes a new criminal offense that prohibits a physician from knowingly performing a dismemberment abortion. It provides a definition of the term "dismemberment abortion."

A physician who performs a dismemberment abortion is subject to a criminal fine, up to two years in prison, or both, unless the dismemberment abortion was necessary to save the mother's life.

A woman or a parent of a minor who undergoes a dismemberment abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill.

The legislation bars the criminal prosecution of a woman who undergoes a dismemberment abortion for conspiracy to violate the provisions of this bill, for being a principal or an accessory after the fact, or for concealing a dismemberment abortion.