Summary

                            To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2017

This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a physician from
knowingly performing a dismemberment abortion. It provides a definition of the
term "dismemberment abortion."

A physician who performs a dismemberment abortion is subject to a criminal fine,
up to two years in prison, or both, unless the dismemberment abortion was
necessary to save the mother's life.

 A woman or a parent of a minor who undergoes a dismemberment abortion may file
a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill. 

The legislation bars the criminal prosecution of a woman who undergoes a
dismemberment abortion for conspiracy to violate the provisions of this bill,
for being a principal or an accessory after the fact, or for concealing a
dismemberment abortion.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017