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H.R.4698: Every Child is a Blessing Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Steven Palazzo, R-Miss.
Total Cosponsors 53 (2 Democrats, 51 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2014
Latest Major Action July 21, 2014
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Bill Summary

Every Child is a Blessing Act of 2014 - Prohibits recovery of damages in certain civil actions based on a claim that, but for the conduct of the defendant, a child, once conceived, would not or should not have been born.

Makes such prohibition applicable to claims based on a child's disability, defect, abnormality, race, sex, or other inborn characteristic.

Bars such prohibition from being construed to: (1) provide a defense against charges of intentional misrepresentation in state proceedings regulating the professional practices of health care providers and practitioners; (2) provide a defense in any criminal action, including cases of rape or incest; or (3) limit damages in cases where the conduct of the defendant caused personal injury or death to the child or gestational mother.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
May 21, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.