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H.R. 2566 (115th): Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Healthcare Services Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 19, 2017.

Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women's Healthcare Services Act

This bill requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate rules to prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice, a person from advertising with the intent to deceptively create the impression that: (1) such person is a provider of abortion services if such person does not provide such services, or (2) such person is not a provider of abortion services if such person does provide such services.

"Abortion services" is defined as providing surgical and non-surgical procedures to terminate a pregnancy, or providing referrals for such procedures.

The bill sets forth the enforcement authority of the FTC, including with respect to nonprofit organizations.