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Every Child is a Blessing Act of 2017 (H.R. 684)

This law was last updated on Oct 16, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Federal

Number

H.R. 684

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Jan 24, 2017

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 3
Total Sponsors: 3

Topics

Wrongful Birth

Full Bill Text

www.congress.gov

H.R. 684 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.


Related Legislation

Identical to H.R. 281 (2015) and H.R. 4698 (2014), both of which failed to pass.


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