This bill amends Capter 74 of title 18 of the United States Code, inserting after section 1531 the following:
Section 1532 - UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION.
A. Unlawful Conduct. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it shall be unlawful for any person to perform an abortion or attempt to do so, unless in conformity with the requirements set forth in subsection B.
B. Requirements for Abortions.
(I) Assessment of the age of the unborn child. The physician performing or attempting the abortion shall first make a determination of the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child or reasonably rely upon such a determination made by another physician. In making such a determination, the physician shall make such inquiries of the pregnant woman and perform or cause to be performed such medical examinations and tests as a reasonably prudent physician, knowledgeable about the case and the medical conditions involved, would consider necessary to make an accurate determination of post- fertilization age.
(II) Prohibition on performance of certain abortions.
(a) Generally for unborn children 20 weeks or older. Except as provided in subparagraph (b) the abortion shall not be performed or attempted, if the probable post-fertilization age, as determined under paragraph (I) of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater.
(III) Exceptions. Subparagraph (a) does not apply if
(i) in reasonable medical judgment, the abortion is necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, but not including psychological or emotional conditions;
(ii) the pregnancy is the result of rape against an adult woman, and at least 48 hours prior to the abortion
(I) she has obtained counseling for the rape; or
(II) she has obtained medical treatment for the rape or an injury related to the rape; or
(III) the pregnancy is a result of rape against a minor or incest against a minor, and the rape or incest has been reported at any time prior to the abortion to either
(I) a government agency legally authorized to act on reports of child abuse; or
(II) a law enforcement agency