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Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

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Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
This bill prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from awarding federal family planning grants to entities that provide, or that financially support the provision of, abortions. Specifically, in order to receive such grants, entities must certify that, during the period of the grant, they will not perform abortions or provide funds to entities that perform abortions. Exceptions are made for abortions where (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or (2) a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy. Hospitals are exempted unless they provide funds to non-hospital entities that perform abortions.
HHS must include in an annual report (1) information on grantees who performed abortions under the exceptions, and (2) a list of entities to which grant funds are made available.
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01/10/19

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Date: January 10, 2019

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116.S.105
Subject:
Health
Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
Date: January 10, 2019Official Title: To amend title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.Short titleThis Act may be cited as the "Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act".Prohibition on abortionTitle X of the Public Health Service Act ( et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
ProhibitionThe Secretary shall not provide any assistance under this title to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion.ExceptionSubsection (a) does not apply with respect to an abortion where
  • (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or
  • (2) 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.
HospitalsSubsection (a) does not apply with respect to a hospital, so long as such hospital does not, during the period of assistance described in subsection (a), provide funds to any non-hospital entity that performs an abortion (other than an abortion described in subsection (b)).Annual reportNot later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of the , and annually thereafter, for the fiscal year involved, the Secretary shall submit a report to Congress containing
  • (1) a list of each entity receiving a grant under this title;