Summary: H.R.195 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/07/2003)

Informed Choice Act - Allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to free community based pregnancy help medical clinics for the purchase of ultrasound equipment, which shall be used to provide free ultrasound examinations to pregnant women. Requires each grant recipient to undertake certain actions, including to: (1) provide to each woman receiving services a visual image of the fetus from the ultrasound examination and a general anatomical and physiological description of the characteristics of the fetus; and (2) 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. Limits each grant to a maximum amount of 50 percent of the purchase price cost of the ultrasound machine involved or $20,000, whichever is less.