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Text of the Hyde Amendment Codification Act

This bill was introduced on August 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 02, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1488

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 2, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for abortions, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Hyde Amendment Codification Act.

2.

Prohibiting Federally funded abortions

Title 1 of the United States Code is amended by adding at the end the following new chapter:

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Prohibiting Federally funded abortions

301.

Prohibition on funding for abortions

(a)

In general

No funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by Federal law, shall be expended for any abortion.

(b)

Health benefits coverage

No funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by Federal law, shall be expended for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion.

302.

Treatment of abortions related to rape, incest, or preserving the life of the mother

The limitations established in sections 301 shall not apply to an abortion—

(1)

if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or

(2)

in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed.

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