Summary: H.R.720 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/22/1987)

Preborn Children's Civil Rights Act of 1987 - Prohibits the use of Federal funds to perform, promote, or do research on any procedure to take the life of a preborn child (except for medical procedures required to prevent the death of either the pregnant women or her preborn child).

Prohibits the Federal Government from entering into any contract for insurance which provides for payment or reimbursement for abortion services.

States that no institution receiving Federal financial assistance shall: (1) discriminate against any employee, applicant, or student on the basis of that person's opposition to abortion; or (2) require any employee or student to participate, directly or indirectly, in abortion procedures, counseling, or an insurance program which includes abortion coverage.

States that attorney's fees shall not be allowed in any civil action involving a law prohibiting or restricting abortions.

Provides for Supreme Court review of lower court decisions which declare State and local anti-abortion statutes unconstitutional.