S. 135: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

Introduced:
Jan 24, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
David Vitter
Junior Senator from Louisiana
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 24, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 61 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013

H.R. 217 (Related)
Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 24, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 24, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 24, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% 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

A bill to amend title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
12 cosponsors (12R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/24/2013--Introduced.
Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing any federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion.
Excludes an abortion where:
(1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or
(2) a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy.
Excludes hospitals from such requirement so long as the hospital does not provide funds to any non-hospital entity that performs an abortion.
Requires the Secretary to provide Congress annually: (1) information on grantees who performed abortions under the exceptions, and (2) a list of entities to which grant funds are made available.

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