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H.R. 4722 (116th): Support UNFPA Funding Act

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Should the U.S. support the United Nations’ main sexual and reproductive health organization?


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the global organization’s branch devoted to reproductive health issues worldwide. While they work on some issues that almost everybody in America would support, such as ending child marriage and female genital mutiliation, they also focus on some issues that are more controversial — notably abortion.

UNFPA neither officially promotes nor officially condemns abortion. Their official position on the issue is to “prevent recourse to abortion by promoting universal access to voluntary family planning, and deal with the consequences of unsafe abortions to save women’s lives.”

At the same time, they do not advocate changes to the legal status of abortion in any member country. Many pro-life people ...

Sponsor and status

Chrissy Houlahan

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Oct 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 17, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


125 Cosponsors (125 Democrats)



Oct 17, 2019

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H.R. 4722 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4722. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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