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S. 1553 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Crime and law enforcement. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

S. 1553 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
  • Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Sponsor
Lindsey Graham
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Abortion
  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Crime victims
  • Crimes against children
  • Crimes against women
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Government information and archives
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health personnel
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Sex offenses
  • Women's health
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Major Actions
Introduced6/11/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/11/2015
6/11/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
6/11/2015Introduced in Senate
3/15/2016Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

4 Organizations Supported and 54 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

4 organizations supported this bill

Concerned Women for America
Concerned Women for America (2015, June 11). CWALAC Applauds Senate Introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from Concerned Women for America.
Family Research Council
Family Research Council (2015, June 11). Family Research Council Urges Senate to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from Family Research Council.
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus (2015, September 18). Please Support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1553). Retrieved September 18, 2015, from Knights of Columbus.
National Right to Life Committee
Tobias, Carol (2015, June 11). Statement by Carol Tobias President, National Right to Life Committee for press conference hosted by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) upon his introduction in the U.S. Senate of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from National Right to Life Committee.

54 organizations opposed this bill

Abortion Care Network
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
ACCESS Women's Health Justice
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Advocates for Youth
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
American Academy of Pediatrics
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
American Association of University Women
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
American Civil Liberties Union
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
American Medical Student Association
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
American Medical Women's Association
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
American Nurses Association
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
American Psychological Association
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
American Public Health Association
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
Anti-Defamation League
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
Black Women’s Health Imperative
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Catholics for Choice
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Center for Reproductive Rights
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Institute for Science and Human Values
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Medical Students for Choice
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Methodist Federation for Social Action
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice America (2015, June 11). Sign the Petition to "Stop the Ban". Retrieved June 15, 2015, from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
National Abortion Federation
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
national alliance to advance adolescent health
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Council of Jewish Women
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Health Law Program
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Hispanic Medical Association
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Network of Abortion Funds
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Organization for Women
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Partnership for Women & Families
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Physicians Alliance
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
National Women's Health Network
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
National Women's Law Center
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
Nursing Students for Choice
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
Physicians for Reproductive Health
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Planned Parenthood
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Secular Coalition for America
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Service Employees International Union
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
Society of Family Planning
undersigned organizations (2015, September 16). Medical Professionals' Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from APHA.
UltraViolet
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Unitarian Universalist Association
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.
URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). NWLC Letter to Members of the Senate. Retrieved September 17, 2015, from National Women's Law Center.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$216,250
Kelly AyotteRNH$14,670$324,545
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$2,074,112
John BarrassoRWY$500$511,293
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$1,217,822
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$291,193
Roy BluntRMO$5,500$459,330
Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$506,222
John BoozmanRAR$2,168$189,780
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$13,775
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$1,661,325
Richard BurrRNC$6,500$355,525
Maria CantwellDWA$0$299,497
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$282,683
Ben CardinDMD$0$428,319
Tom CarperDDE$0$135,080
Bob CaseyDPA$0$426,545
Bill CassidyRLA$11,842$1,327,516
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$17,500
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$117,459
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$275,862
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$189,505
Bob CorkerRTN$0$380,101
John CornynRTX$1,000$730,649
Tom CottonRAR$16,951$414,367
Mike CrapoRID$1,000$144,319
Ted CruzRTX$22,658$413,566
Steve DainesRMT$29,351$99,935
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$213,232
Dick DurbinDIL$0$344,046
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$139,650
Joni ErnstRIA$16,538$45,915
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$400,156
Deb FischerRNE$35,229$142,274
Jeff FlakeRAZ$10,800$147,950
Al FrankenDMN$0$562,029
Cory GardnerRCO$3,250$199,678
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$1,246,028
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,278$204,115
Chuck GrassleyRIA$19,588$267,235
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$409,472
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$406,881
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$354,160
Dean HellerRNV$4,500$248,795
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$654,749
John HoevenRND$1,000$33,343
Jim InhofeROK$4,200$57,200
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$264,675
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$253,480
Tim KaineDVA$0$1,205,968
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$124,882
Mark KirkRIL$0$352,111
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$478,285
James LankfordROK$7,185$210,821
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$151,120
Mike LeeRUT$0$62,383
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$124,373
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$507,088
John McCainRAZ$1,699$192,648
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$1,833,890
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,188$918,950
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$657,309
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$323,890
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$60,900
Jerry MoranRKS$0$122,200
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$101,233
Chris MurphyDCT$0$713,947
Patty MurrayDWA$0$1,056,641
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$489,533
Rand PaulRKY$11,995$416,700
David PerdueRGA$13,300$181,940
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$1,070,647
Rob PortmanROH$5,200$430,346
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$131,575
Harry ReidDNV$0$181,617
Jim RischRID$2,900$30,350
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$10,000$226,614
Mike RoundsRSD$5,000$130,054
Marco RubioRFL$24,495$282,177
Bernie SandersIVT$0$444,874
Ben SasseRNE$9,401$141,538
Brian SchatzDHI$0$230,213
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$593,470
Tim ScottRSC$6,250$399,377
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$31,950
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$1,223,021
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$18,400
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$886,189
Dan SullivanRAK$5,600$110,657
Jon TesterDMT$0$661,089
John ThuneRSD$4,780$176,136
Thom TillisRNC$70,444$292,505
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$25,320$476,027
Tom UdallDNM$0$320,246
David VitterRLA$3,050$68,250
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$376,401
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$4,186,227
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$190,205
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$85,700
Ron WydenDOR$0$604,548

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$216,250
Kelly AyotteRNH$14,670$324,545
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$2,074,112
John BarrassoRWY$500$511,293
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$1,217,822
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$291,193
Roy BluntRMO$5,500$459,330
Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$506,222
John BoozmanRAR$2,168$189,780
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$13,775
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$1,661,325
Richard BurrRNC$6,500$355,525
Maria CantwellDWA$0$299,497
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$282,683
Ben CardinDMD$0$428,319
Tom CarperDDE$0$135,080
Bob CaseyDPA$0$426,545
Bill CassidyRLA$11,842$1,327,516
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$17,500
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$117,459
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$275,862
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$189,505
Bob CorkerRTN$0$380,101
John CornynRTX$1,000$730,649
Tom CottonRAR$16,951$414,367
Mike CrapoRID$1,000$144,319
Ted CruzRTX$22,658$413,566
Steve DainesRMT$29,351$99,935
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$213,232
Dick DurbinDIL$0$344,046
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$139,650
Joni ErnstRIA$16,538$45,915
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$400,156
Deb FischerRNE$35,229$142,274
Jeff FlakeRAZ$10,800$147,950
Al FrankenDMN$0$562,029
Cory GardnerRCO$3,250$199,678
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$1,246,028
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,278$204,115
Chuck GrassleyRIA$19,588$267,235
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$409,472
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$406,881
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$354,160
Dean HellerRNV$4,500$248,795
Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$654,749
John HoevenRND$1,000$33,343
Jim InhofeROK$4,200$57,200
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$264,675
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$253,480
Tim KaineDVA$0$1,205,968
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$124,882
Mark KirkRIL$0$352,111
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$478,285
James LankfordROK$7,185$210,821
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$151,120
Mike LeeRUT$0$62,383
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$124,373
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$507,088
John McCainRAZ$1,699$192,648
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$1,833,890
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,188$918,950
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$657,309
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$323,890
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$60,900
Jerry MoranRKS$0$122,200
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$101,233
Chris MurphyDCT$0$713,947
Patty MurrayDWA$0$1,056,641
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$489,533
Rand PaulRKY$11,995$416,700
David PerdueRGA$13,300$181,940
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$1,070,647
Rob PortmanROH$5,200$430,346
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$131,575
Harry ReidDNV$0$181,617
Jim RischRID$2,900$30,350
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$10,000$226,614
Mike RoundsRSD$5,000$130,054
Marco RubioRFL$24,495$282,177
Bernie SandersIVT$0$444,874
Ben SasseRNE$9,401$141,538
Brian SchatzDHI$0$230,213
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$593,470
Tim ScottRSC$6,250$399,377
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$31,950
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$1,223,021
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$18,400
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$886,189
Dan SullivanRAK$5,600$110,657
Jon TesterDMT$0$661,089
John ThuneRSD$4,780$176,136
Thom TillisRNC$70,444$292,505
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$25,320$476,027
Tom UdallDNM$0$320,246
David VitterRLA$3,050$68,250
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$376,401
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$4,186,227
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$190,205
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$85,700
Ron WydenDOR$0$604,548

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$321,679
Christian Conservative$106,651

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$10,272,691
Physicians$9,118,059
Women's issues$8,250,935
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,050,855
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,437,356
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Nurses$1,040,021
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$815,726
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Children's rights$563,701
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Commercial service unions$374,750
Health professionals$50,871
Human Rights$45,000
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