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H.R. 718 – Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act


H.R. 718, the Protecting the Dignity of the Unborn Children Act, would amend the federal criminal code to make it a crime to recklessly dispose of or abandon the remains of an aborted baby in a landfill or in any navigable waters of the United States. The measure would not apply to cremated remains.

Violators of the Act would be subject to a fine, up to three years in prison, or both.

Text

The complete text of H.R. 718 may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/718/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22abortion%22%5D%7D&r=18


Co-Sponsors

H.R. 718 was introduced by Congressman Patrick Tiberi (OH-12). A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/718/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22abortion%22%5D%7D&r=18


Status

1-27-17 H.R. 718 introduced in the House of Representatives and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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