H.R.1080: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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174 (All Republicans)

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Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act This bill establishes a new criminal offense for performing or attempting 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, a prison term of up to five years, 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...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
April 28, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Feb. 15, 2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Feb. 15, 2021

Introduced in the House by Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)

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