US SB311 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 51-0)
Status: Introduced on January 31 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-25 - Cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 44. Record Vote Number: 27. (CR S1422)
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act This bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must exercise in the event a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion. A health care practitioner who is present must (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to another child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) immediately admit the child to a hospital. The bill also requires a health care practitioner or other employee to immediately report any failure to comply with this requirement to law enforcement. A person who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. Additionally, an individual who intentionally kills or attempts to kill a child born alive is subject to prosecution for murder. The bill bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate these provisions, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony. A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill.

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Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act


Roll Calls

2019-02-25 - Senate - Cloture on the motion to proceed RC# 27 (Y: 53 N: 44 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2019-02-25SenateCloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 44. Record Vote Number: 27. (CR S1422)
2019-02-25SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S1414)
2019-02-14SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the consideration of measure presented in Senate. (CR S1364)
2019-02-14SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S1364)
2019-02-04SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 17.
2019-01-31SenateIntroduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Same As/Similar To

SB130 (Related) 2019-01-15 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HB962 (Related) 2019-03-22 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.


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