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H.R.447: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 119 (3 Democrats, 116 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2013 - Imposes criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly or knowingly attempts to: (1) perform an abortion knowing that the abortion is sought based on the sex, gender, color or race of the child, or the race of a parent; (2) use force or the threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection or race-selection abortion; (3) solicit or accept funds for the performance of such an abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the United States or across a state line for the purpose of obtaining such an abortion.

Requires such violations or attempted violations to result in fines under the federal criminal code, imprisonment for up to five years, or both.

Authorizes civil actions, for verifiable money damages for injuries and punitive damages, by: (1) fathers, or maternal grandparents if the mother is an unemancipated minor, of unborn children who are the subject of an aborti...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Feb. 1, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.