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H.R. 4712: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4712 establishes requirements for health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion. Specifically, the bill:

  • Requires health care practitioners present at the time a child is born alive during an abortion or attempted abortion to exercise the same degree of care to preserve the life and health of the child as any health care practitioner would provide to a child born alive at the same gestational age;
  • Requires that children born alive during ...

Sponsor and status

Marsha Blackburn

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 19, 2018
Length: 8 pages

Dec 21, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 19, 2018

This bill passed in the House on January 19, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


22% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Dec 21, 2017

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

Jan 10, 2018
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jan 19, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4712 is 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.

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