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Senate Bill 1397 (2003)

Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2003

108th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1397

To prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 14, 2003

Mr. GREGG (for himself, Mr. NELSON of Nebraska, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. SUNUNU, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. LUGAR, and Mr. FITZGERALD) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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 2003'.

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 `AND LICENSING OF PHYSICIANS' and inserting `, 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)--

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking `includes' and inserting `means'; and

(B) in paragraph (2)--

(i) by inserting `or other health professional,' after `and individual physician';

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

(iii) 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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