H.R.165 - To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations for the purchase of ultrasound equipment to provide free examinations to pregnant women needing such services, and for other purposes.

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  • Official: To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations for the purchase of ultrasound equipment to provide free examinations to pregnant women needing such services, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Informed Choice Act - Allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to nonprofit community-based pregnancy help medical clinics for the purchase of ultrasound equipment. Requires each grantee to: (1) provide free ultrasound examinations to pregnant women; (2) show t

Official Summary

Informed Choice Act - Allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to nonprofit community-based pregnancy help medical clinics for the purchase of ultrasound equipment. Requires each grantee to:
(1) provide free ultrasound examinations to pregnant women;
(2) show the visual image of the fetus from the ultrasound examination to each pregnant woman with a general anatomical and physiological description of the fetus;
(3) give each pregnant woman the approximate age of the embryo or fetus;
(4) provide information on abortion and alternatives to abortion, such as childbirth and adoption, and information concerning public and private agencies that will assist in those alternatives; and
(5) obtain medical malpractice insurance. Limits each grant to the lesser of 50% of the purchase price of the ultrasound machine involved or $20,000.

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