H.R. 3541 (112th): Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012


Dec 1, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on May 31, 2012.


Trent Franks

Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 29, 2012
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/29/2012--Reported to House amended.Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 - Section3 - Imposes criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly or knowingly attempts to:(1) perform an abortion knowing that the abortion ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 1, 2011

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Feb 16, 2012
Reported by Committee

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May 31, 2012
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3541”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


98 cosponsors (95R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
May 31, 2012 2:14 p.m.
Failed 246/168

Related Bills

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H.R. 447 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 1, 2013

S. 3290 (Related)
Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 13, 2012

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