H.R.618 - A bill to establish United States Governmental policy with regard to respect for human life.98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] (Introduced 01/06/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/1983 Motion to Discharge Committee Filed by Hyde. Discharge Petition No: 03. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.618 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/06/1983)
Prohibits Federal involvement in the performance of abortions, except when the life of the mother would be endangered if the child were carried to term.
Includes the following activities within the scope of this prohibition: (1) performance of an abortion by a Federal agency; (2) use of appropriated funds to perform or reimburse or refer for abortions; (3) promotion or assistance in the performance of abortions abroad; (4) contracting for insurance which pays or reimburses for abortions; (5) discrimination against an individual on the basis of that person's opposition to abortions; and (6) the withholding from a handicapped infant of nutritional sustenance, medical or surgical treatment by an institution receiving Federal assistance.
Provides for expedited Supreme Court review of State laws restricting abortions or infanticide whenever such laws have been invalidated by a lower court.