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    Physical Pain Prevention In The Unborn Act


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    • Senator: Senator Anthony D. Granata RL Author: Senator Lindsey Graham Findings:

      1. Science finds that a fetus develops touch sensitive feeling at 8 weeks. 

      2. Science finds that a fetus recognized pain through stimuli located throughout the body by 20 weeks. 

      3. Science finds that pain recognized by a fetus at 20 weeks would also be recognizable to an adult human. 

      Law Change:

      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

       

      Plain English Summary: places higher restrictions on abortion starting at 20 weeks.
    To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes
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    8 hours ago, ADG said:

    Senator Anthony D. Granata, with offer, with thanks to Senator Lindsey Graham,

    A BILL

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes

    This bill may be cited as the Physical Pain Prevention In The Unborn Act.

    Section 1: Terms & Definitions

    Section 2: Findings

    1. Science finds that a fetus develops touch sensitive feeling at 8 weeks. 

    2. Science finds that a fetus recognized pain through stimuli located throughout the body by 20 weeks. 

    3. Science finds that pain recognized by a fetus at 20 weeks would also be recognizable to an adult human. 


    Section 3: Law Change

     

    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

     


    Section 4: Effective Date

    The bill shall go into effect upon its constitutional passage.

     

     



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    Mr. Chairman,

    We cannot sit here and attack the fundamental right of a woman to choose. This is why I oppose this legislation. Who has the right to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body. We as a congress must keep our noses out of these women's business. This is a step in the wrong direction and I do not support this action by the majority.

    I yield.

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    3 minutes ago, Mr. Tibbs said:

    Aye

    We are still currently in the debate stage, after which voting shall commence.

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    Mr. Chairman, my apologies, in my excitement to see this legislation passed I heard “vote” and not “debate”. Needless to say I think it’s clear now, if it wasn’t already, where I stand on the matter. Though it was Thomas Jefferson, with the support of our Founding Fathers, who enshrined in our Declaration of Independence the three inalienable rights we hold so dear in this country: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Without the first there can be no liberty or pursuit of happiness, which is why we must do all in our power to protect life, especially for those who cannot speak for themselves.

    Thank you, I yield.

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    The time for debate has expired. 24 hours to vote.

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    Debate shall now commence until cloture is invoked

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    Motion recognized 24 hours to object

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