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Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/15/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
02/11/2020Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
01/15/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (49)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 01/15/2019
Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]* 01/15/2019
Sen. Romney, Mitt [R-UT] 01/31/2019
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] 02/04/2019
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] 02/04/2019
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] 02/05/2019
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 02/05/2019
Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] 02/06/2019
Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] 02/07/2019
Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] 02/07/2019
Sen. Shelby, Richard C. [R-AL] 02/14/2019
Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA] 01/09/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary01/15/2019 Referred to
02/11/2020 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (01/15/2019)

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

This bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must exercise in the event a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion.

A health care practitioner who is present must (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to another child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) immediately admit the child to a hospital. The bill also requires a health care practitioner or other employee to immediately report any failure to comply with this requirement to law enforcement.

A person who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

Additionally, an individual who intentionally kills or attempts to kill a child born alive is subject to prosecution for murder.

The bill bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate these provisions, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.

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