Summary

1/24/2013--Introduced.Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 or PROTECT Act - Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Director of... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 24, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that the coverage offered under multi-State qualified health plans offered in Exchanges is consistent with the Federal abortion funding ban.

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 ``Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013'' or the ``PROTECT Act''.

SEC. 2. CONSISTENCY WITH FEDERAL ABORTION FUNDING BAN FOR COVERAGE UNDER MULTI-STATE PLANS IN EXCHANGES.

(a) In General.--Paragraph (6) of section 1334(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18054(a)(6)) is amended to read as follows: ``(6) Consistency with federal abortion funding ban.-- ``(A) In general.--In entering into contracts under this subsection, the Director shall ensure that no multi-State qualified health plan offered in an Exchange provides for coverage of abortions. ``(B) Exception.--The limitation established in subparagraph (A) shall not apply to an abortion-- ``(i) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or ``(ii) in a case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.''. (b) Preemption.--Section 1303(c) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18023(c)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph...

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Nation

83 Supporting
36 Opposing
70% 30%

State: CA

2 Supporting
3 Opposing
40% 60%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
1 Opposing
0% 100%

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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.

Organizations Opposing

ABORTION FACTS: Your legislative oath should be “First, Do No Harm.” 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

Kick Butt Liberals 1 year ago

Users Supporting

I support S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because...I don't think the government should be complicit in the murdering of its citizens. Abortion is an extremely controversial topic, and in my case, against my religion. For this portion of the Obamacare act alone, I would expect the entire law to be repealed.

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NV
1
deweylasv
NV-1
1 year ago

I support S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because...if they can make their own choice then they can pay for it themselves also.

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FL
1
captaindye251
FL-1
1 year ago

I support S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because... Abortions should never be taxpayer funded to me to abort at 5 months old is murder

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FL
19
kevintobey
FL-19
2 years ago

I support S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because... I am a daughter of a politic refugee, back on 1961. My mother then had two very young children, no family at all, no income or possessions, and only my father to provide for the family with no job. She was terrified to have another child and went to a clinic to abort me without no one knowledge. But the fear of complications and the belief that life is sacred and the sense of taking responsibility and take one day at a time kept her from do it. Today instead of a burden I am solid to help my other siblings financially and be able to help the family through this awful financial crisis, and my mother 85 years old, will never be in a home or a burden to the state due to the sense of responsibility and love for my mother having me against all odds. Abortion is just an excuse of the government for POPULATION CONTROL. If someone wants to have an abortion then it would be with their own financial resources and their own conscious, Not with tax payer money who believe that every human conceived have the potential to do amazing things!!!

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SC
1
Awakeusa
SC-1
2 years ago

I support S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because taxpayers should NOT be expected to pay for abortions which are used as BIRTH CONTROL by far too many.

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AZ
4
Anonymous877581
AZ-4
2 years ago

I support S 154 because it simply ensures that the longstanding federal policy which bans taxpayer funding for abortion is consistent.  Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize a practice that so many Americans find abhorrent.  Our country was founded on principles of religious liberty, and using my taxpayer money for abortions would violate my religious beliefs.

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PA
18
Michael_R
PA-18
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because this is just another GOP attempt to get votes.

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GA
1
c.sowrey
GA-1
1 year ago

I oppose S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because it's a blatant attempt by voters with personal religious views to instill their own individual, personal religious ideals as laws that everyone else must follow; with no regard for medical necessity or any other personal and private reason a safe and legal abortion is sought out and required. Their attempts to create and pass these laws are a non-stop display of their complete and total disregard for respecting the Wall of Separation between church and state that makes our country strong and keeps our form of government a fully functioning republic and not a theocracy. I ask that you stand firm against the theocratic attempts of radicalized religious zealots in our country and protect your constituents from them by voting against any attempts to criminalize or defund abortions, birth control or family planning. Thank you.

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WA
10
onetinsoldier
WA-10
1 year ago

I oppose S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because no restriction must be put on a woman's right to make medical decisions regarding her own body. This is not a theocracy and religious restrictions have no place in legislation.

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CA
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InformedProgressive
CA-7
1 year ago

I oppose S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because... It is time to do what the majority of American people want, not a handful of fanatics. Wall Street Journal: 7 in 10 Americans support Roe v. Wade. I want legislation like Colorado that protects reproductive rights. Colorado Legislators are protecting abortion access and reproductive healthcare with new legislation. 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 elected officials pass laws that stop government from getting between women and their doctors.

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WA
4
REvans2014
WA-4
1 year ago

I oppose S. 154: Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 because I see this as the government once again trying to limit a women's choice.

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IL
17
johnquilico
IL-17
2 years ago

I oppose S. 154 ("A bill to amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to") because this new bill is TOTAL BULL-PUCKEY!!! We do NOT want ANYTHING amended in o-bummercare, we want it to TOTALLY GO AWAY!!! DE-FUND AND DO ANYTHING/EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO STOP AND REMOVE ANYTHING/EVERYTHING THAT CONCERNS o-bummercare!!!! STOP o-bummercare NOW!!! What is the problem? De-fund EVERYTHING the liar, muslim, socialist, fraud has proposed and rammed down our throats!!! WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE FRAUD?

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SC
2
RacingStude
SC-2
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/24/2013--Introduced.Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013 or PROTECT Act - Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in entering into contracts with health insurance issuers, to ensure that no multi-state qualified health plan offered in a health benefit exchange provides coverage of abortion. Excepts from such limitation: (1) a pregnancy that results from rape or incest; or (2) a case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself. Preempts any state law requiring coverage of or funding for abortions in multi-state qualified health plans.

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