Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced. Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing any federal... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 4, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON ABORTION.

Title X of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 1009. ADDITIONAL PROHIBITION REGARDING ABORTION.

``(a) Prohibition.--The Secretary shall not provide any assistance under this title to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion. ``(b) Exception.--Subsection (a) does not apply with respect to an abortion where-- ``(1) the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or ``(2) a physician certifies that the woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-threatening physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself. ``(c) Hospitals.--Subsection (a) does not apply with respect to a hospital, so long as such hospital does not, during the period of assistance described in subsection (a), provide funds to any non- hospital entity that performs an abortion (other...

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Nation

819 Supporting
2938 Opposing
22% 78%

State: CA

40 Supporting
216 Opposing
16% 84%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
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Organizations Supporting

No taxpayer funds should EVER be used to support the organized killing of infants in the womb, otherwise known as "abortion". The sanctity of life must be preserved.

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Organizations Opposing

: Research shows - First: Any restrictions on abortions only serves to hurt and even kill women and it does nothing to reduce the abortion rate. Second: Abortions are decreased because of education and access to contraception. Third: Abortion is much cheaper and safer than a full term live birth so why are insurance companies not covering abortions and free access to contraception? When you base your votes on beliefs and opinions instead of science and analysis our communities will hurt and people will suffer and die. So please make informed votes. Instead pass legislation like Colorado is doing. Sweeping measure to protect reproductive rights in Colorado passes first legislative hurdle. Democrats in Colorado are playing offense to protect abortion access and reproductive healthcare “Colorado voters have said over and over that they believe women have the right to make their own health care decisions. We need to protect that right and ensure government doesn’t get in between women and their doctors.” 4-12-14: http://www.salon.com/2014/04/11/sweeping_measure_to_protect_reproductive_rights_in_colorado_passes_first_legislative_hurdle/?utm_source=nar.al&utm_medium=urlshortener&utm_campaign=FB

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Kick Butt Liberals 11 months ago

Users Supporting

I support H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because... No tax payer dollars should go to this awful practice. Let them earn every penny the hard way!

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MN
6
jim4781205
MN-6
7 months ago

I support H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because no agency or organization should have an incentive to profit from killing unborn children.

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FL
2
Anonymous284950
FL-2
8 months ago

I support H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because...if people want to act like adolescent idiots, then they must learn that there is a price to be paid....it is called Karma.

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AZ
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dlw2010
AZ-9
8 months ago

I support H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because...abortion is the murder of an innocent pre-born baby, regardless of the technical name given to the child (i.e. zygote, fetus, mass of tissue: it is a baby, for God's sake. All of the human DNA is there. It's not a tadpole. Science is clear on this.) Let's be truthful with our language. Also, to avoid life-long grief, emotional wounds, and potential physical harm as well, women should not kill their children. It is against the very nature of a woman to do such a thing. Women who have had abortions are statistically more likely to suffer from greater risks of breast cancer and other maladies as well. They have greater tendencies toward depression and other psychological illnesses. Who is really waging a war on women? And what about the females killed by abortion - who is waging a war on them?

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LA
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Anonymous485798
LA-6
9 months ago

I support H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because abortion is murder. The only reasonable definition of the beginning of human life is at conception. End this horrifying error that the US has made, that is legalized murder.

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OR
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aogail
OR-1
9 months ago

I support H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because... Abortion is murder. Nobody should find murder. Until one can prove to me that a baby in the womb is not a human and not living then that means abortion is murder. It's disgusting that people are actually allowed to perform such a terrible procedure.

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OH
15
Jocephus
OH-15
10 months ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because...the Republican Party has allowed the dictates of the Church on the subject of abortion and women's rights s to guide their voting as evidenced by: the 227 GOP members of the House of Representatives who voted for the passage of HR7.No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion And Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure bill of 2014 and the 183 of these 227 members also voted against s-47 the Violence Against women Act of 2013. How can any self respecting women support their despicable actions toward women?

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AL
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sc357
AL-5
5 months ago

I oppose H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because... I oppose The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because...when members of congress support the Religious Right, who claim that they have the right to a act as a check and balance of the State and who openly express that are engaged in an effort to trample the principle separation of Church and State, these of members Congress are in essence violating the oath of office. The Religious Right also advocates the biblical law should be introduced into public law, thus creating theocratic form of government. History indicates that this type of government does not serve the people well. The oath of Office for members of Congress stipulates that they will support and defend the Constitution against from all enemies foreign and domestic. The Republican members of Congress who have sponsored or co-sponsored abortion bills based on church beliefs have not live up to their oath with regard to defending the Constitution. The framers of the Constitution were very clear in adopting the principle of complete separation of Church and State in order to create a secular society and to ensue that the Church would not have any political power over the State. It is the duty of Congress to keep our country out of Church domination of any fashion.

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OH
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rep560
OH-5
5 months ago

I oppose H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because... the Republican party has evolved into an anti-feminist party supporting the Religious Right who openly admit that they are working to trample the principle of separation of Church and State in their efforts to undermine Roe vs. Wade. They maintain that the Church has the power to act as a check and balance of the power of the state. That power is reserved for only the US Supreme Court. Their clam that the US was founded as a Christian country is refuted by the Treaty of Tripoli of 1796. Our country was formed to escape the authority of the Church . Why would any sensible citizen of this country even consider a renegotiation of the boundaries between Church and State that were established by our founding father, a system that has serve us so well for one that served others so poorly?

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OH
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am912
OH-5
5 months ago

I oppose H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because...this bill has been sponsored by members of the GOP in support of the Religious Right, a body which openly states they trample the line of separation of Church and State, a concept on which our country was founded. Members of Congress are free to practice their religion as they desire, but they should not attempt to establish the teaching of their church on people of other beliefs. There attempts to do so will be remembered in November

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OH
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cross215
OH-2
5 months ago

I oppose H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because...The anti-abortion bills prepared by the Republic members of Congress are aimed at enacting moral concepts based on church doctrine. The Religious Right appears to made inroads into the Republican party and the anti-abortion bills prepared by those members of Congress indicate that GOP is willing to aid them in their attempt trample the concept of separation of Church and State. The opponents to abortion are open about their intentions to trample Church - State boundaries. Their claim that the Constitution does not contain the words 'separation of Church and State is factual, but they ignore that the ' phases 'right to privacy' and 'right to a fair trial' are also not included. Their claim that the USA is Christian nation is false and Christian morality should be included in our laws. .The "Treaty of Tripoli" firmly states that the USA is not a Christian country. The addition the number of GOP members of Congress that voted against the Violence Against Women Act of 213 and the 183 members who also support this bill is not only despicable, it is also indicative that the GOP does not consider a female equal to a male in the process of decisions making. By supporting the opponents of abortion the GOP members of Congress will deny a women's right to protection under the law and the right to come to their own conclusions and receive legal and proper medical care.

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FL
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kim.u
FL-2
5 months ago

I oppose H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act because...the supreme document of our country is the Constitution is thoroughly secular. There is no mention of God or even any vague Deistic reference to a higher power in it. . The Jeffersonian/ Madisonian models of non-establishment of religion, intrinsic separation of government from religion and rights and liberties of all people to practice their faith without intrusion, suppression or sponsorship are some of the foundations of the nation . The myth that we were founded as a Christian Nation, as promulgated by the Religious Right continually, has absolutely no basis in Constitutional law or the thinking and writings of the Founders. In addition there is the Treaty with Tripoli where it was officially stated in flat, direct terms that our country was not founded as a Christian Nation. The anti-abortion movement is fostered by certain tax-exempt institutions, who believe that the Religious Right can to act as a check and balance of the State are impinging upon the the province of the US Supreme Court . When any religious denomination attempts to have its congregants who serve in Congress introduce bills or act on bills which are based on Church doctrine, they cross the line of separation of Church and State and their tax exempt status of that Church should be suspended. Women have the right to make their own health care decisions. We need to protect that right and ensure that no Church can empower itself to affect laws that interfere between the decisions of women and their doctors.

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OH
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de215
OH-2
5 months ago

Bill Summary


1/4/2013--Introduced.
Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing any federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion. Excludes an abortion where: (1) the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or an act of incest; or (2) a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy. Excludes hospitals from such requirement so long as the hospital does not provide funds to any non-hospital entity that performs an abortion. Requires the Secretary to annually provide Congress: (1) information on grantees who performed abortions under the exceptions, and (2) a list of entities to which grant funds are made available.

H.R. 216The US Library Trust Fund Act H.R. 218 For the relief of Enrique Soriano and Areli Soriano.