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Every Child is a Blessing Act of 2015 (H.R. 281)

This law was last updated on Oct 16, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Federal

Number

H.R. 281

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 12, 2015

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 40
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 41

Topics

Wrongful Birth

Full Bill Text

www.congress.gov

H.R. 281 would prohibit the  recovery of damages in certain civil actions based on a claim that, but for the conduct of the defendant, a child, once conceived, would not or should not have been born.

The bill would make such prohibition applicable to claims based on a child’s disability, defect, abnormality, race, sex, or other inborn characteristic.

The bill would essentially prohibit parents from suing their doctor for withholding information about potential fetal anomalies that would have led them to terminate a pregnancy rather than carry to term.


Note

H.R. 281 is technically entitled “Every Child is a Blessing Act of 2014,” but it was actually introduced in 2015.


Related Legislation

Identical to H.R. 4698, which failed to pass in 2014.


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