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Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2015 (H.R. 3197)

This law was last updated on Oct 3, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice




H.R. 3197


Failed to Pass


Jul 23, 2015


Co-sponsors: 76
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 77


Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

H.R. 3197 would prohibit federal funds from being 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.

This would apply to a hospital only if the hospital funds a non-hospital entity that performs abortions.

The bill would allow exceptions with respect to an abortion where:

  • the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or
  • a physician certifies that the pregnant individual suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place the patient in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-threatening physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.