Senate Bill 61
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 27, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 27, 2021
Latest Action
Jan 27, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
61
Congress
117
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

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)
January 27, 2021
Actions (2)
01/27/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
01/27/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 28, 2021 5:27:13 AM
Updated
Mar 18, 2021 1:45:15 PM