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S. 4408 (117th): Health and Location Data Protection Act of 2022

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Now that Roe v. Wade has been reversed, Democrats fear the phone and computer location data captured in regular usage activitives could be used by law enforcement in states which have banned abortion to find and arrest people who seek abortions.


In May, Politico leaked a draft Supreme Court opinion indicating areversal of 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision, which would return abortion policy back to the individual states. A comparison by GovTrack of the differences in the draft and final opinion indicate that they are very similar. While this bill was inspired by the leaked draft, it appears to apply just as much to the final decision.

In May, Vice’s technology-focused news website Motherboard reported that the data broker SafeGraph was selling location data from people who visited abortion …

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2022
Length: 13 pages
Jun 15, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 15, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


5 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 1 Independent)



Jun 15, 2022

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

S. 4408 (117th) 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. 4408. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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