US SB160 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 46-0)
Status: Introduced on January 16 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-04-09 - Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act This bill establishes a new criminal offense for performing or attempting to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both. The bill provides exceptions for an abortion (1) that is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman, or (2) when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. A physician who performs or attempts to perform an abortion under an exception must comply with specified requirements. A woman who undergoes a prohibited abortion may not be prosecuted for violating or conspiring to violate the provisions of this bill.

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Title

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-04-09SenateCommittee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
2019-01-16SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Same As/Similar To

HB784 (Related) 2019-03-05 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

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