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Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act 2013 (H.R. 61)

This law was last updated on Oct 2, 2018




HR 61


Failed to Pass


Jan 14, 2013


Co-sponsors: 92
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 93


Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

HR 61 would have amended the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing any federal family planning assistance 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.

The provision would have excluded an abortion 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.

The bill also would have excluded hospitals from such requirement so long as the hospital does not provide funds to any non-hospital entity that performs an abortion.

HR 61 would have required the Secretary to provide Congress annually: (1) information on grantees who performed abortions under the exceptions, and (2) a list of entities to which grant funds are made available.


Companion bill to S 135.