H.R. 3504: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Introduced:

Sep 15, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Sep 18, 2015

This bill passed in the House on September 18, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Trent Franks

Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2015
Length: 8 pages

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

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 ...

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History

Sep 15, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 18, 2015
 
Passed House

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

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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