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 Bill HR 4691

Abortion 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

A BILL

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'; and

(3) in subsection (c)(2)--

(A) by inserting `or other health professional,' after `an individual physician';

(B) by striking `and a participant' and inserting `a participant'; and

(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'.

 

 

 

 

 

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