About the bill
Some states, like California, either don’t collect the information or don’t report it to the federal government.
State reporting of abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is optional, although the overwhelming majority of states do so. Only three states currently do not: California, Maryland, and New Hampshire.
Still, those three states total about 46.7 million people, or about 14 percent of the U.S. population because California is the most populous state.
What the bill does
The Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act would condition federal Medicaid money given to states for family planning services on the state reporting abortion data.
Specifically, it would require reporting of 10 data points, including the pregnant person’s age, race, ethnicity, marital status, previous pregnancies …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 8 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on January 28, 2021, 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).
65 Cosponsors (65 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Mo Brooks Champions Pro-Life Legislation”
— Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5, 2011-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 16, 2021
Jun 27, 2019
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3580 (116th).
Jan 28, 2021
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Jan 30, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 632.
H.R. 581 (117th) 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. 581. This is the one from the 117th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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