All Information (Except Text) for S.61 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 01/27/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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|01/27/2021||Introduced in Senate|
01/27/2021 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|01/27/2021||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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|Senate Judiciary||01/27/2021||Referred to|
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- Assault and harassment offenses
- Civil actions and liability
- Crime victims
- Crimes against children
- Crimes against women
- Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
- Government information and archives
- Health information and medical records
- Health personnel
- Medical ethics
- Medical tests and diagnostic methods
- Sex offenses
- Women's health
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/27/2021)
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.