H.R. 2175 (107th): Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002

The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 ("BAIPA" Pub.L. 107–207, 116 Stat. 926, enacted August 5, 2002, 1 U.S.C. § 8) is an Act of Congress. It extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion. It was signed by President George W. Bush.

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Jun 14, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 5, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 5, 2002.


Pub.L. 107-207


Steve Chabot

Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2002
Length: 2 pages


Jun 14, 2001

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Jul 24, 2001
Reported by Committee

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Mar 12, 2002
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 18, 2002
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 5, 2002
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2175 (107th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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