About the bill
H.R. 3504 would require that a child born alive during an attempted abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other child born at that gestation time would be. It would impose criminal penalties of fines or imprisonment of up to five years on medical practitioners that fail to do this, as well as punish medical practitioners that intentionally kill or attempt to kill a born-alive child for having intentionally killed or attempted to kill a human being. Related is the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002, which defined any fetus born alive after an attempted abortion at any age as a human child with all associated rights.
The bill was passed by a vote of 248-177. All opposing votes came from Democrats.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2015
Length: 8 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 18, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
98 Cosponsors (97 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“U.S. House Passes Critical Legislation to Defund, End Gruesome Practices at Planned Parenthood”
— Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 18, 2015
“Guthrie Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood & Protect Infants”
— Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 18, 2015
Sep 15, 2015
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Sep 18, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Jan 3, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 37 (115th).
H.R. 3504 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3504. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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