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Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2017 (H.R. 853)

This law was last updated on Sep 16, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




H.R. 853


Failed to Pass


Feb 3, 2017


Co-sponsors: 4
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 5


Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

HR 853 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.

Related Legislation

Similar to H.R. 217.

Identical to H.R. 3197, which failed to pass during the 2015-2016 legislative session.