H.R. 2447 (103rd): International Population Stabilization and Reproductive Health Act

Introduced:
Jun 17, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Anthony Beilenson
Representative for California's 24th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 17, 1993
Length
35 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2052 (104th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 18, 1995

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 17, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 17, 1993
Referred to Committee Jun 17, 1993
 
Full Title

To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to establish and strengthen policies and programs for the early stabilization of world population through the global expansion of reproductive choice, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
37 cosponsors (31D, 6R) (show)
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House Foreign Affairs

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6/17/1993--Introduced.
International Population Stabilization and Reproductive Health Act - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to set forth population assistance authorities and requirements.
Makes such assistance available to a country that:
(1) accounts for a significant portion of the world's annual population increment;
(2) has significant unmet needs for methods of contraception, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and obstetric and gynecological care and requires foreign assistance to sustain quality reproductive health services; or
(3) demonstrates a strong commitment to population stabilization and reproductive health strategies.
Prohibits nongovernmental and multilateral organizations from being subjected to requirements which are more restrictive than those applicable to foreign governments for such assistance.
Makes funds available for:
(1) the United Nations Population Fund if it agrees to prohibit the use of funds for coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization; and
(2) the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training to further international cooperation in the development of contraceptive technology.
Authorizes appropriations.
Makes development assistance available on a priority basis for countries which have agreed to address specific education, literacy, and health issues.
Authorizes the President to establish a grant program, to be known as the Safe Motherhood Initiative, to improve the access of girls and women to reproductive health care services.
Earmarks amounts of development and economic assistance for programs in support of equalizing male and female levels of primary and secondary school enrollment.
Authorizes appropriations for the Child Survival Fund, the Safe Motherhood Initiative, and for research on, and treatment and control of, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in developing countries.
Requires the U.S. executive directors of specified international financial institutions to report anually to the Congress on allocations to population activities and, if such allocations total less than $1 million, to set forth actions to encourage increased allocations.
Establishes the Commission on World Population Stabilization and Reproductive Health to coordinate U.S. participation in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Authorizes appropriations.
Provides for certain actions to support the United Nations Forward Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women and the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

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