S. 139: Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act

Introduced:
Jan 24, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
David Vitter
Junior Senator from Louisiana
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 24, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 121 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 24, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 24, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 24, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to impose admitting privilege requirements with respect to physicians who perform abortions.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/24/2013--Introduced.
Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act - Subjects to fines and/or imprisonment any physician who knowingly performs an abortion but fails to comply with this Act. Requires a physician who performs an abortion to:
(1) have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and
(2) notify the patient of the location of the hospital where the patient can receive follow-up care by the physician if complications arise.
Exempts from these requirements a physician who performs an abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
Prohibits a woman upon whom an abortion is performed from being prosecuted for conspiracy to violate this Act.
Requires each abortion clinic that receives federal funds or assistance to be licensed by the state and be in compliance with the requirements for ambulatory surgery centers under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, except for the requirement of a certificate of public need. Allows a state board of health to waive the application of certain structural requirements for licensing purposes in order to comply with this Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

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