Senate Bill 3275
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Feb 11, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 11, 2020
Latest Action
Feb 25, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3275
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.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
Arkansas
Arkansas
Florida
Indiana
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Louisiana
Mississippi
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri
Nebraska
Nebraska
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
South Dakota
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Failed
February 25, 2020
Type
Cloture Motion
Senate Roll Call Votes
Summary

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 result of rape or incest. A physician who performs or attempts to perform an abortion under an exception must comply with specified requirements.

A woman who undergoes a prohibited abortion may not be prosecuted for violating or conspiring to violate the provisions of this bill.

Text (1)
February 12, 2020
Actions (8)
02/25/2020
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 44. Record Vote Number: 57. (CR S1136)
02/25/2020
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S1129)
02/13/2020
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (CR S1062)
02/13/2020
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S1062)
02/13/2020
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S1062)
02/12/2020
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 420.
02/11/2020
Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
02/11/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 12, 2020 5:27:08 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:35 PM