HB 1473 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; penalty.
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Summary as introduced:
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; penalty. Creates the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (the Act). The Act prohibits an abortion after 20 weeks' gestation unless, in reasonable medical judgment, the mother has a condition that so complicates her medical condition as to necessitate the abortion to avert her death or to avert serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function. When an abortion is not prohibited post-20 weeks' gestation, and if the woman elects to have an abortion, the physician is required to terminate the pregnancy in a manner that would provide the unborn child the best opportunity to survive. The bill punishes performance of an abortion in violation of the Act as a Class 4 felony. The bill also provides for civil remedies against a physician who performs an abortion in violation of the Act.

Full text:
12/12/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100649D  pdf | impact statements

Status:
12/12/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100649D
12/12/16  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/17  House: Left in Courts of Justice