To prohibit the interference, under color of State law, with the provision of interstate abortion services, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2022
Length: 5 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 15, 2022 but was never passed by the Senate.
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).
182 Cosponsors (182 Democrats)
Statement of Administration Policy
President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 8297 – Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022 (Jul 12, 2022)
What legislators are saying
“Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Releases 2022 Mid-Year Report for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District”
— Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7] (Sponsor) on Aug 31, 2022
“Scott Votes to Defend Reproductive Health Freedom”
— Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 15, 2022
“Cole Opposes Overreaching Abortion Legislation”
— Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4] on Jul 15, 2022
H.R. 8297 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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