H.R.956 - Saving Children Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 02/04/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/22/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.956 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.