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Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/16/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
04/09/2019Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
01/16/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (48)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Romney, Mitt [R-UT]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]* 01/16/2019
Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]* 01/16/2019
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] 01/17/2019
Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] 01/29/2019
Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] 05/21/2019
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 12/09/2019
Sen. Shelby, Richard C. [R-AL] 01/08/2020
Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA] 01/09/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Judiciary01/16/2019 Referred to
04/09/2019 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (01/16/2019)

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

This bill establishes a new criminal offense for performing or attempting 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, a prison term of up to five years, 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.