Text: H.R.6173 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/24/2012)


112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6173


To amend the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit Federal education funding for elementary schools and secondary schools that provide on-campus access to abortion providers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2012

Mr. Neugebauer (for himself, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Akin, Mr. Latta, Mr. Harris, Mr. Nunnelee, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Landry, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Lamborn, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Mica, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Paul, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Flores, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Black, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Olson, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Canseco, and Mr. Poe of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit Federal education funding for elementary schools and secondary schools that provide on-campus access to abortion providers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Protecting Life in Funding Education Act” or the “PRO-LIFE Act”.

SEC. 2. Schoolchildren’s protection from abortion providers.

The General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1221 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new part:

“PART ESchoolchildren’s protection from abortion providers

“SEC. 470. Schoolchildren’s protection from abortion providers.

“(a) Limitation on funding.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds shall be made available under any applicable program to any State educational agency or local educational agency that enters into a contract or other agreement with a school-based health center relating to the provision of health services to students served by the agency unless such center certifies that—

“(1) the center will not perform an abortion; and

“(2) the center will not provide abortion-related materials, referrals, suggestions, or directions for abortion services to any such student.

“(b) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this part shall be construed to prevent a school-based health center from providing non-abortion health services to pregnant students.

“(c) Definitions.—For purposes of this part:

“(1) ESEA TERMS.—The terms ‘local educational agency’ and ‘State educational agency’ have the meanings given the terms in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).

“(2) SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER.—The term ‘school-based health center’ has the meaning given such term in section 2110(c)(9) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397jj(c)(9)).”.