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H.RES.206: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress and the States should investigate and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress and states should gather information about and correct: (1) abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices; and (2) the interstate referral of women and girls to facilities engaged in dangerous or illegal second- and third-trimester procedures.

Declares that Congress has the responsibility to: (1) investigate, and conduct hearings on, abortions performed near, at, or after viability and public policies regarding such abortions; and (2) evaluate the extent to which such abortions involve violations of the natural right to life of infants who are born alive or are capable of being born alive and therefore are entitled to equal protection under the law.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) there is a compelling government interest in protecting the lives of unborn children beginning at least from the stage at which substantial medical evidence indicates that they are capable of feeling pain,...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
May 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary