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Introduced in Senate (01/24/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 142


To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for abortions, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 24 (legislative day, January 3), 2013

Mr. Casey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for abortions, and for other purposes.

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 “Hyde Amendment Codification Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibiting Federally funded abortions.

Title 1 of the United States Code is amended by adding at the end the following new chapter:

“CHAPTER 4PROHIBITING FEDERALLY FUNDED ABORTIONS

“SEC. 301. Prohibition on funding for abortions.

“(a) In general.—No funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by Federal law, shall be expended for any abortion.

“(b) Health benefits coverage.—No funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by Federal law, shall be expended for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion.

“SEC. 302. Treatment of abortions related to rape, incest, or preserving the life of the mother.

“The limitations established in sections 301 shall not apply to an abortion—

“(1) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or

“(2) in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed.”.