H. R. 833
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 29, 2019
Mrs. Hartzler (for herself, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Posey, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Banks, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Bost, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Latta, Mr. Estes, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Webster of Florida, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Williams, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Smucker, Mr. Jones, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Harris, Mr. Flores, Mr. Olson, Mrs. Lesko, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Spano, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Bergman, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Johnson of Louisiana, Mr. Wright, Mr. Hagedorn, Mr. Joyce of Pennsylvania, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Cole, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Allen, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Fulcher, Mr. Waltz, and Mr. Cloud) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To prohibit Federal funding to entities that do not certify the entities will not perform, or provide any funding to any other entity that performs, an abortion.
This Act may be cited as the
Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2019.
Prohibition on abortion
No Federal funds may be provided (directly or indirectly, including through contract or subcontract) to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period for which such funds are provided, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion.
Subsection (a) does not apply with respect to an abortion where—
the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or
a physician certifies that the woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-threatening physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
In this section, the term entity means the entire legal entity, including any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with such entity.