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Text of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 26, 2000 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 5, 2000 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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HR 4292 RFS

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4292

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 27 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 22), 2000

Received

October 5 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 22), 2000

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AN ACT

To protect infants who are born alive.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000’.

SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF BORN-ALIVE INFANT.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘Sec. 8. ‘Person’, ‘human being’, ‘child’, and ‘individual’ as including born-alive infant

    ‘(a) In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the words ‘person’, ‘human being’, ‘child’, and ‘individual’, shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.

    ‘(b) As used in this section, the term ‘born alive’, with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut, and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.’.

    (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘8. ‘Person’, ‘human being’, ‘child’, and ‘individual’ as including born-alive infant.’.

Passed the House of Representatives September 26, 2000.

Attest:

JEFF TRANDAHL,

Clerk.