Text of the PRO-LIFE Act

This bill was introduced on March 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 13, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1122


March 13, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Benishek, Mr. Bentivolio, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Flores, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Hall, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Jones, Mr. Kingston, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Latta, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Long, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Massie, Mr. Mica, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Olson, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Pompeo, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, and Mr. Weber 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, 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)).