About the bill
In 2005, Maryland attempted to require every hospital in the state to provide abortion services. In response, Congress required that no federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that year could be used towards a state government, local government, or federal agency/program that was required to “provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.” A similar situation unfolded in California this summer.
Congress’s requirement came to be known as the Weldon Amendment, after former Rep. David Weldon (R-FL15) who originally introduced ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
Length: 12 pages
Feb 12, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on February 12, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Mar 4, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 940 (113th).
Feb 12, 2015
H.R. 940 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
How to cite this information.
Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 940 — 114th Congress: Health Care Conscience Rights Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr940
“H.R. 940 — 114th Congress: Health Care Conscience Rights Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. March 19, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr940>
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