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S.165 - Abortion Non-Discrimination Act of 2011
A bill to amend the Public Health Services Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.
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Mr. VITTER (for himself, Mr. COBURN, Mr. ENZI, and Mr. COATS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. ABORTION NON-DISCRIMINATION.
‘(1) The term ‘financial assistance’, with respect to a government program, means governmental payments to cover the cost of health care services or benefits, or other Federal payments, grants, or loans to promote or otherwise facilitate health-related activities.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) The term ‘health care entity’ includes an individual physician or other health professional, a postgraduate physician training program, a participant in a program of training in the health professions, a hospital, a provider sponsored organization, a health maintenance organization, an accountable care organization, a health insurance plan, or any other kind of health care facility, organization, or plan.’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) The term ‘State or local government that receives Federal financial assistance’ includes any agency or other governmental unit of a State or local government that receives Federal financial assistance.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) IN GENERAL- The courts of the United States shall have jurisdiction to prevent and redress actual or threatened violations of this section by issuing any form of legal or equitable relief, including--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(B) orders preventing the disbursement of all or a portion of Federal financial assistance to a State or local government, or to a specific offending agency or program of a State or local government, until such time as the conduct prohibited by this section has ceased.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink