H.R.3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

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To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Christopher H. SmithCommittees: House Committee on the Judiciary, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health


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The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) is a bill that was introduced to the 112th Congress in the House of Representatives whose stated purpose is "[t]o prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes." In large measure, it would render permanent the restrictions on federal funding of abortion in the United States laid out in the Hyde Amendment. The bill was sponsored by Reps Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.); most of the co-sponsors are Republicans.


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301- Federal Funding and organizations that receive federal funding shall not be allowed to cover the cost of an abortion nor perform an abortion unless the abortion falls in the category of 309

302- Federal funding and organizations that receive federal funding can not support an organization that performs abortions outside of section 309

303- no tax payer credits will be rewarded for an abortion, including spouses and dependence unless they fall in the category of section 309 and the cost of an abortion will be added to the tax payers gross income

304- no health care facility or medical expert or employee of a federally owned or subsidized medical institution will be allowed to perform an abortion unless the abortion falls in the category of section 309

305- this law does not prohibit an individual, entity or state from purchasing private insurance that covers abortion as long as the private company is not aided by federal funds.

306- this law will not prohibit a non federally subsidized health care program from covering abortions

307- this law will not amend or nulify any previous law passed on abortion

308- this law will not prohibit the coverage of of injuries received from an abortion as long as the abortion was performed within the state and federal laws

309- in regards to sections 301 302 303 304 these amendments will not affect abortions of pregnancies that resulted from rape, incest, or in a case where a physician has determined the life of the mother would be lost unless an abortion is performed.

310- these laws will apply to the district of Colombia

311- the federal government can not discriminate against a private health care plan or physician that performs an abortion within the limits provided above. It is the responsibility of the director of the office fir civil rights of the department of health and human services to receive complaint, investigate and prosecute any individual, group or entity that violates this law.

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