US HB4903 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 57-0)
Status: Introduced on October 29 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-12-18 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act This bill creates new federal crimes related to the performance of an abortion on an unborn child who has Down syndrome. It subjects a violator to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both. It also authorizes civil remedies, including damages and injunctive relief. A woman who undergoes such an abortion may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable.

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Title

Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-12-18HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2019-10-29HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-10-29HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB2745 (Same As) 2019-10-30 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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