Summary: H.R.558 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.558. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.