Senate Bill 2745
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 30, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Oct 30, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 30, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2745
Congress
116
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
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No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act

This bill creates new federal crimes related to the performance of an abortion on an unborn child who has Down syndrome.

It subjects a violator to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both.

It also authorizes civil remedies, including damages and injunctive relief.

A woman who undergoes such an abortion may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable.

Text (1)
October 30, 2019
Actions (2)
10/30/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10/30/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 31, 2019 4:42:31 AM
Updated
Sep 23, 2020 5:40:35 AM