Legislators
Bills
Statements
Represent

S.886: District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
You can read the bill
Sponsor Mike Lee, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 34 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action May 7, 2013
See it on GovTrack
See it on C-SPAN

Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion within the District of Columbia except in conformity with this Act's requirements.

Requires the physician to first make a determination of the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child, or reasonably rely upon such a determination made by another physician, by making inquiries of the pregnant woman and performing such medical examinations and tests as a reasonably prudent physician would consider necessary.

Prohibits the abortion from being performed if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater. Makes an exception where necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury, excluding psychological or emotional conditions. Permits a physician to terminate a pregnancy under such exception o...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.