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S. 3072 (116th): Support And Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act of 2019

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Should the process be curtailed, or is it a safe and vital option for many women?


Chemical abortions induce the procedure chemically with pills, rather than surgically. Usually used between seven and nine weeks into pregnancy, the two-medication process first loosens the attachment between the fetus and the uterus, then induces uterus cramping to expel the pregnancy.

The process was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, then access was eased again in 2016, during the final year of the Obama Administration.

As a result, at least 39% of abortions were performed chemically in 2017, up from only 5.5% in 2001. In several states, more than half of abortions were performed chemically, including Mississippi, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, South Carolina, Nebraska, Colorado, and Oklahoma.

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Sponsor and status

Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sponsor. Senator for Mississippi. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Dec 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 17, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Hyde-Smith seeks passage of her bill to restore fda rules protecting moms from dangers of abortion pills
    — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith [R-MS] (Sponsor) on Sep 22, 2020

Bicameral Group Presses FDA to Enforce Medication Abortion Restrictions During COVID-19 Outbreak
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] on Apr 14, 2020

    — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith [R-MS] (Sponsor) on Sep 2, 2020

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Dec 17, 2019

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

S. 3072 (116th) 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 S. 3072. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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