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H.R. 3515  Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act

H.R. 3515, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act, would prohibit an abortionist from killing a living unborn child by dismembering and removing that child piece by piece. It was also prohibit an abortionist from crushing the child with clamps, forceps, or other instruments and removing him intact.

The bill would establish criminal penalties consisting of fines and/or up to a two-year sentence. It also would create a civil cause of action by the mother against the abortionist and by the parents of a minor upon whom a dismemberment abortion was performed.

Text

The complete text of H.R. 3515 may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3515/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22abortion%22%5D%7D&resultIndex=5

Co-Sponsors

H.R. 3515 was introduced by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4). A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3515/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22abortion%22%5D%7D&resultIndex=5

Status
9-16-15 H.R. 3515 was introduced in the House of Representatives and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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