US SB2311 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 47-0)
Status: Introduced on January 16 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-29 - Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 46. Record Vote Number: 25.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt 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, up to five years in prison, 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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Roll Calls

2018-01-29 - Senate - Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure RC# 25 (Y: 51 N: 46 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2018-01-29SenateCloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 46. Record Vote Number: 25.
2018-01-29SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S527-545)
2018-01-24SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S498)
2018-01-24SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S498)
2018-01-17SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 294.
2018-01-16SenateIntroduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Same As/Similar To

HB36 (Related) 2017-10-04 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
SB1922 (Same As) 2017-10-05 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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