S.311 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE] (Introduced 01/31/2019)|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/25/2020 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136) (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 2 roll call votes|
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Summary: S.311 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/31/2019)
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.