Senate Bill 2590
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Dignity for Aborted Children Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Sep 26, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Sep 26, 2019
Latest Action
Sep 26, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2590
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Indiana
Missouri
Florida
Arkansas
Indiana
Kentucky
Mississippi
Mississippi
Missouri
Arkansas
Nebraska
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Dakota
South Dakota
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Dignity for Aborted Children Act

This bill requires abortion providers to offer patients specified options concerning the human fetal tissue from an abortion. Specifically, patients must be given an informed consent form specifying the options to (1) take possession of the tissue for transfer to an entity that provides interment or cremations services, or (2) release the tissue to the provider. If the tissue is released to the abortion provider, the provider must ensure the tissue is interred or cremated within seven days of the procedure in a manner consistent with state law regarding the disposal of human remains. Abortion providers must report annually about the aggregate number of abortions performed and other specified information.

The bill provides civil or criminal penalties for violations of disposal, informed consent, and reporting requirements.

Text (1)
September 26, 2019
Actions (2)
09/26/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
09/26/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Sep 27, 2019 4:42:33 AM
Updated
Dec 23, 2020 5:24:42 AM