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H.R. 6173 (112th): PRO-LIFE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2012 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 6173


July 24, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Akin, Mr. Latta, Mr. Harris, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Landry, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Lamborn, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Mica, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Paul, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Flores, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Black, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Olson, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Canseco, and Mr. Poe of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


To amend the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit Federal education funding for elementary schools and secondary schools that provide on-campus access to abortion providers.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Life in Funding Education Act or the PRO-LIFE Act.


Schoolchildren’s protection from abortion providers

The General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1221 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new part:


Schoolchildren’s protection from abortion providers


Schoolchildren’s protection from abortion providers


Limitation on funding

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds shall be made available under any applicable program to any State educational agency or local educational agency that enters into a contract or other agreement with a school-based health center relating to the provision of health services to students served by the agency unless such center certifies that—


the center will not perform an abortion; and


the center will not provide abortion-related materials, referrals, suggestions, or directions for abortion services to any such student.


Rule of construction

Nothing in this part shall be construed to prevent a school-based health center from providing non-abortion health services to pregnant students.



For purposes of this part:


ESEA terms

The terms local educational agency and State educational agency have the meanings given the terms in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).


School-based health center

The term school-based health center has the meaning given such term in section 2110(c)(9) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397jj(c)(9)).