California Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act – PRENDA (AB 2336)
This law was last updated on Dec 2, 2015
AB 2336 would prohibit a person from intentionally performing or attempting to perform an abortion with knowledge that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion because of the gender of the “unborn child.”
The pregnant woman, the father of the “unborn child,” or the parents or legal guardians of the pregnant woman (if she is a minor) may take action against anyone who violates this provision. They may recover up to $10,000 in punitive damages.
A cause of action for injuctive relief against any person who has knowingly violated this provision may also be maintained. This would prevent the abortion provider from performing further abortions in violation of this provision in California.
A person who knowingly violates the terms of an injunction issued would be subject to civil contempt, and fined $10,000 for the first violation, $50,000 for the second violation, $100,000 for the third violation, and for each succeeding violation at least $100,000.