S.1035 - Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 04/04/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/04/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1035 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/04/2019)
Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2019
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.