U.S. House of Representatives
Bill HR5939 (2010)
No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act
This bill was introduced by Representative Christopher Smith and
referred to committee 29 July, 2010. This extract from the
of the bill
is the protection of conscience provision.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience
protections and and for other purposes.
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 "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."
Section 2. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funded Abortion and Providing for
Title 1 of the United States Code is amended by adding at the end the
following new chapter:
Chapter 4- Prohibiting Taxpayer Funded Abortions and Providing for
(Sections 301 to 310 concern abortion funding. See
full text of
Section 311. No government discrimination against certain health care
A Federal agency or program, and any State or local government that
receives Federal financial assistance (either directly or indirectly), may
not subject any individual or institutional health care entity to
discrimination on the basis that the health care entity does not provide,
pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.
(b) Health care entity defined.
For purposes of this section, the term 'health care entity' includes an
individual physician or other health care professional, a hospital, a
provider-sponsored organization, a health maintenance organization, a health
insurance plan, or any other kind of health facility, organization or plan.
The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human
Services is designated to receive complaints of discrimination based on this
subsection and coordinate the investigation of such complaints.