H.R. 493: Homeland Security Respect for Life Act

Feb 05, 2013
Referred to Committee
3% chance of being enacted
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Bill Huizenga
Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district
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Feb 05, 2013
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H.R. 5646 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 08, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 05, 2013
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24% chance of getting past committee.
3% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To prohibit funds appropriated for the Department of Homeland Security from being used to pay for an abortion, and for other purposes.


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39 cosponsors (37R, 2D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce


House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Homeland Security Respect for Life Act - Prohibits funds appropriated for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from being used to:
(1) pay for an abortion, except in a case where a pregnant detainee suffers from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the detainee in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by, or arising from, pregnancy itself, or in a case of rape or incest; or
(2) require any person to perform, or facilitate in any way the performance of, any abortion.

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