H.R.1797 - District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act as introduced.
  • Short: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act as reported to house.
  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes. as amended by house.
  • Short: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act as passed house.

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Trent Franks

R-AZ

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Result: Passed - June 18, 2013

Roll call number 251 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 1797 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

 

Official Summary

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements. Requires the physician to first determine the probable post-fertilization age of t

Official Summary

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements. Requires the physician to first determine the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child, or reasonably rely upon such a determination made by another physician, by making inquiries of the pregnant woman and performing such medical examinations and tests as a reasonably prudent physician would consider necessary. Prohibits the abortion from being performed if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater, except:
(1) where necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury, excluding psychological or emotional conditions; or
(2) where the pregnancy is the result of rape, or the result of incest against a minor, if the rape has been reported at any time prior to the abortion to an appropriate law enforcement agency, or if the incest has been reported at any time prior to the abortion to an appropriate law enforcement agency or to a government agency legally authorized to act on reports of child abuse or neglect. Permits a physician to terminate a pregnancy under such an exception only in the manner that provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive, unless that manner would pose a greater risk than other available methods would pose of the death or substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, excluding psychological or emotional conditions, of the pregnant woman. Subjects individuals who violate this Act to a fine, imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. Bars prosecution of a woman upon whom an abortion is performed in violation of this Act for violating or conspiring to violate this Act. Defines \"abortion\" to mean the use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device to intentionally kill an unborn child or to intentionally terminate a pregnancy with an intention other than:
(1) after viability, to produce a live birth and preserve the life and health of the child; or
(2) to remove a dead unborn child.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1797

  • National Pro Life Alliance
  • National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
  • American Association of Pro-Life Ob / Gyns
  • Citizen Link: A Focus on the Family Affiliate
  • National Right to Life
  • Operation Rescue
  • ...and 4 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1797

  • Georgia Right to Life
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Physicians for Reproductive Health
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Planned Parenthood Action
  • Center for Inquiry
  • ...and 1 more. See all.


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