H.R.558 - Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 01/28/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/05/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.558 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/28/2021)
Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2021
This bill restricts the performance of dismemberment abortions. It defines the term dismemberment abortion.
Specifically, the bill prohibits a physician from knowingly performing a dismemberment abortion. It provides an exception for a dismemberment abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or condition.
The bill establishes criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to two years, or both—for a physician who performs a prohibited dismemberment abortion.
It also authorizes civil remedies for a woman or parent of a minor who undergoes a dismemberment abortion.
A woman who undergoes a dismemberment abortion may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable.