Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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May 12, 2015 11:13 AM

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Cartwright (PA)


Extends the exception for incest to all women regardless of age.

Franks (AZ)


SUBSTITUTE Removes mandatory reporting to law enforcement for adult rape victims and instead requires the abortion provider to ensure the victim receives medical treatment or counseling for the rape at least 48 hours prior to the abortion. Additional provisions include: strengthening the provision of care for an unborn child if she is born alive; empowering the woman with a civil right of action if the physician fails to comply; requiring an informed consent form; an annual report on abortions carried out after 20 weeks; and compliance with relevant state laws.