H.R. 2035 (111th): Pregnant Women Support Act

Apr 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1032 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 13, 2009

Lincoln Davis
Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 22, 2009
47 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3192 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 26, 2007

S. 1032 (Related)
Pregnant Women Support Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 13, 2009


This bill was introduced on April 22, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 22, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 22, 2009
Full Title

To provide for programs that reduce abortions, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents.


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44 cosponsors (30D, 14R) (show)

House Agriculture

Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Healthy Families and Communities

Higher Education and Workforce Training

House Energy and Commerce


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Pregnant Women Support Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to increase public awareness of resources available to pregnant women to carry their pregnancy to term and new parents.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Secretary to make grants for the purchase of ultrasound equipment for examinations of pregnant women.
Prohibits a health insurance issuer offering individual coverage from imposing a preexisting condition exclusion or a waiting period or otherwise discriminating against a woman on the basis that she is pregnant.
Provides for continuation coverage for newborns.
Amends title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance Program) (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP) of the Social Security Act to allow states to extend health care coverage to an unborn child.
Requires health facilities that perform abortions to obtain informed consent from a pregnant woman seeking an abortion.
Directs the Secretary to provide for: (1) higher education pregnant and parenting student services offices; and (2) programs to work with pregnant or parenting teens to complete high school.
Authorizes grants for services to pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Requires states to require a pregnancy determination for homicide victims.
Requires the Secretary to provide for supportive services for pregnant women, mothers, and children.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase and make refundable the tax credit for adoption expenses.
Authorizes appropriations to carry out the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC program).
Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to increase the eligibility threshold for food stamps.
Authorizes appropriations to carry out the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990.
Authorizes grants to provide to eligible mothers education on the health needs of their infants through visits to their homes by registered nurses.
Authorizes grants for collecting and reporting abortion surveillance data.

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