US HB956 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 42-1)
Status: Introduced on February 4 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-22 - 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

Saving Children Act This bill establishes a new criminal offense that prohibits a physician from knowingly performing a dismemberment abortion. It provides a definition of the term "dismemberment abortion." A physician who performs a dismemberment abortion is subject to a criminal fine, up to two years in prison, or both, unless the dismemberment abortion was necessary to save the mother's life. A woman or a parent of a minor who undergoes a dismemberment abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill. The legislation bars the criminal prosecution of a woman who undergoes a dismemberment abortion for conspiracy to violate the provisions of this bill, for being a principal or an accessory after the fact, or for concealing a dismemberment abortion.

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Title

Saving Children Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-22HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2019-02-04HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-02-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB1035 (Related) 2019-04-04 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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