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

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

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Sponsor and status

Trent Franks

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013
Length: 11 pages
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.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Olson supports bill to protect life by banning late-term abortions
    — Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 19, 2013

Blackburn: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Women and Babies from Dangerous Late-Term Abortions
    — Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 18, 2014

Blumenthal Delivers Floor Speech on Anti-Abortion Legislation Passed Yesterday By House
    — Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT] on Jun 19, 2013

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Apr 26, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 23, 2013
Considered by The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 4, 2013
Considered by The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 12, 2013
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 18, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 1797 (113th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1797. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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