H.R.36. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

United States Senate
Last action 8 months ago
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Rep. Trent Franks (R)

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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Actions

  • Senate IntroReferral: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    Wed, Oct 4th 2017
  • House Vote: Failed 187-238. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Vote: Passed 237-189. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 548. (consideration: CR H7712-7728)

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: Ms. Brownley (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H7725)

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 36.

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion to seek the require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add the word health throughout section 3 pertaining to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection.

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: Rule H. Res. 548 passed House.

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 189 (Roll no. 549). (text: CR H7713-7715)

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 36 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.

    Tue, Oct 3rd 2017
  • House Floor: Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 548 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 36 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.

    Mon, Oct 2nd 2017
  • House Committee: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

    Thu, Jan 12th 2017
  • House IntroReferral: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

    Tue, Jan 3rd 2017