H.R. 4712: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Author's Summary:  To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

IB Summary:  In the words of Rep. Judy Chu, when this bill was introduced back in 2015, "It is already illegal to fail to provide care to an infant born alive. What this bill does is to vilify abortion providers."

Status:   On House Rules Committee schedule as of 1/16/18.

Links: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr4712; https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s220