H.R. 1797: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Introduced:
Apr 26, 2013
Status:
Passed House
Prognosis
14% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 1670 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 07, 2013

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Sponsor
Trent Franks
Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 19, 2013
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
S. 886 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 07, 2013

S. 1670 (Related)
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 07, 2013

 
Status

This bill passed in the House on June 18, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Progress
Introduced Apr 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 26, 2013
Reported by Committee Jun 12, 2013
Passed House Jun 18, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

14% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

Votes
Jun 18, 2013 6:44 p.m.
Passed 228/196

Cosponsors
184 cosponsors (180R, 4D) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

The Constitution and Civil Justice

Senate Judiciary

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
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6/18/2013--Passed House amended.
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements.
Requires the physician to first determine the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child, or reasonably rely upon such a determination made by another physician, by making inquiries of the pregnant woman and performing such medical examinations and tests as a reasonably prudent physician would consider necessary.
Prohibits the abortion from being performed if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater, except:
(1) where necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury, excluding psychological or emotional conditions; or
(2) where the pregnancy is the result of rape, or the result of incest against a minor, if the rape has been reported at any time prior to the abortion to an appropriate law enforcement agency, or if the incest has been reported at any time prior to the abortion to an appropriate law enforcement agency or to a government agency legally authorized to act on reports of child abuse or neglect.
Permits a physician to terminate a pregnancy under such an exception only in the manner that provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive, unless that manner would pose a greater risk than other available methods would pose of the death or substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, excluding psychological or emotional conditions, of the pregnant woman.
Subjects individuals who violate this Act to a fine, imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. Bars prosecution of a woman upon whom an abortion is performed in violation of this Act for violating or conspiring to violate this Act.
Defines "abortion" to mean the use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device to intentionally kill an unborn child or to intentionally terminate a pregnancy with an intention other than: (1) after viability, to produce a live birth and preserve the life and health of the child; or (2) to remove a dead unborn child.

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