Born-Alive Infants Protection Act

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Born-Alive Infants Protection Act
Great Seal of the United States
Long titleBorn-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002
Acronyms (colloquial)BAIPA
Enacted bythe 107th United States Congress
Public law107-207
Statutes at Large116 Stat. 926
Titles amended1
U.S.C. sections created1 U.S.C. § 8
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House as H.R. 2175 by Steve Chabot (ROH) on June 14, 2001
  • Passed the House on March 12, 2002 (voice vote)
  • Passed the Senate on July 18, 2002 (unanimous consent)
  • Signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 5, 2002

The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 ("BAIPA" Pub. L.Tooltip Public Law (United States) 107–207 (text) (PDF), 116 Stat. 926, enacted August 5, 2002, 1 U.S.C. § 8) is an Act of Congress. It affirms legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion. It was signed by President George W. Bush.

President Bush signs the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act on August 5, 2002

Legislative history[edit]

Committee of the House[edit]

The bill was approved by the committee on July 12, 2001. The committee consisted of 32 representatives, 25 of which voted for the bill, 2 against and 10 were not present during the vote. This vote allowed the bill to be passed onto the entire house of representatives.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 (2002 - H.R. 2175)".
  2. ^ Bill history Archived 2016-07-05 at the Wayback Machine at the Library of Congress
  3. ^ President Signs Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, White House press release, 2002-08-05.
  4. ^ "Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2001" (PDF).