H.R. 1797 (113th): Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act


Apr 26, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 18, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.


Trent Franks

Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 26, 2013

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Jun 12, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Jun 18, 2013
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1797”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


184 cosponsors (180R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 36 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Sep 22, 2015

S. 886 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 7, 2013

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