U.S. House of Representatives
Bill HR 4691
Non-Discrimination Act of 2002
107th CONGRESS2d Session
To prohibit certain
abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MAY 9, 2002
Mr. BILIRAKIS (for
himself, Mr. ARMEY, Mr. TAUZIN, Mr. STUPAK, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. BARCIA,
Mr. TAYLOR of Mississippi, Mr. BARTON of Texas, Mr. UPTON, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. DEAL
of Georgia, Mr. BURR of North Carolina, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. NORWOOD, Mrs. CUBIN,
Mr. PICKERING, Mr. BRYANT, Mr. PITTS, Mr. WICKER, Mr. MICA, Mr. WELDON of
Florida, Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. COOKSEY, and Mr.
JEFF MILLER of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Energy and Commerce
To prohibit certain abortion-related
discrimination in governmental activities.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2002'.
SEC. 2. ABORTION NON-DISCRIMINATION.
Section 245 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 238n) is amended--
(1) in the section heading, by striking `REGARDING TRAINING AND LICENSING
OF PHYSICIANS' and inserting `REGARDING TRAINING, LICENSING, AND PRACTICE OF
PHYSICIANS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE ENTITIES';
(2) in subsection (a)(1), by striking `to perform such abortions' and
inserting `to perform, provide coverage of, or pay for induced abortions';
(3) in subsection (c)(2)--
(A) by inserting `or other health professional,' after `an individual
(B) by striking `and a participant' and inserting `a participant';
(C) by inserting before the period the following: `, a hospital, a
provider sponsored organization, a health maintenance organization, a
health insurance plan, or any other kind of health care facility,
organization or plan'.