US SB293 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 22-0)
Status: Introduced on February 8 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-08 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Sets out requirements for the disposition of human fetal tissue from an abortion. Specifically, it requires abortion providers to obtain a patient's informed consent for one of two specified methods of disposition. First, patients may choose to retain possession of the tissue. A patient may choose to transfer the tissue to an entity that provides interment or cremation services. Second, the patient may elect to release the tissue to the provider. Providers must ensure any tissue released to them is interred or cremated within seven days of the procedure in a manner consistent with state law regarding the disposal of human remains. Abortion providers must report annually about these requirements and other specified information. The bill provides civil or criminal penalties for violations of disposal, informed consent, and reporting requirements.

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Title

Dignity for Aborted Children Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-08SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Same As/Similar To

HB620 (Related) 2021-02-02 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HB2159 (Same As) 2021-03-24 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.

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