S.707 - Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/07/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.707 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2019)
Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act of 2019
This bill directs the Department of State to include in its annual reports on human rights in countries receiving U.S. development and security assistance a discussion of the status of reproductive rights in each country, including whether a country has adopted and enforced policies to (1) promote access to contraception and accurate family planning information, (2) provide services to ensure safe and healthy pregnancy and childbirth, (3) expand or restrict access to safe abortion services, (4) prevent maternal deaths, and (5) prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases.
For each country, the reports shall also contain (1) data related to maternal deaths, and (2) a description of the nature and extent of discrimination and violence against women and girls in health care settings and the relevant government's response to such actions.