ABORTION

ABORTION

Bills and resolutions

Courts: restrict Federal court jurisdiction over abortion-related cases by establishing that human life begins at conception (see H.R. 6042), H1437 [2MR]

Dept. of HHS: provide for demonstration program to facilitate clinical adoption of pregnancy intention screening initiatives (see H.R. 6178), H1587 [10MR]

——— require certain family planning projects and programs to provide pamphlets containing adoption center contact information (see H.R. 5651), H325 [16JA]

Families and domestic relations: require parental notification and intervention for minors seeking an abortion (see S. 3686), S2379 [12MY]

Foreign aid: prohibit assistance to nonprofits, foreign nongovernmental organizations, and quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform abortions (see S. 3259), S963 [10FE] (see H.R. 5831), H1016 [10FE]

Health: prohibit expenditure for an abortion of Federal funds authorized or appropriated for preventing, preparing for, or responding to coronavirus pandemic (see H.R. 6742), H1983 [8MY]

——— protect pain-capable unborn children (see S. 3275), S989 [11FE]

Taxation: provide that amounts paid for an abortion are not taken into account for purposes of the deduction for medical expenses (see S. 3173), S125 [9JA]

Women: ensure women seeking an abortion are notified, before giving informed consent, of medical risks associated with abortion procedure, and major developmental characteristics of the unborn child (see S. 3388), S1476 [4MR] (see H.R. 6077), H1504 [4MR]

——— prohibit certain procedures (see S. 3226), S435 [21JA] (see H.R. 5662), H334 [21JA]

——— prohibit chemical abortions performed without the presence of a health care provider (see S. 3252), S857 [4FE]

Cloture motions

Crime: require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (S. 311), motion to proceed, S1062 [13FE], S1136 [25FE]

Health: protect pain-capable unborn children (S. 3275), motion to proceed, S1062 [13FE], S1136 [25FE]

Motions

Crime: require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (S. 311), S1062 [13FE]

Health: protect pain-capable unborn children (S. 3275), S1062 [13FE]

Remarks in House

Children and youth: encourage pro-life advocates to support and promote alternatives to abortion such as adoption and foster care, E47 [16JA]

Civil liberties: pro choice versus right to life, H1499–H1502 [4MR], E268 [5MR]

Crime: prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable, H1531 [5MR]

——— prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable (H.R. 490), H288, H292 [15JA]

——— require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion, H1287 [28FE]

——— require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (H.R. 962), H224 [14JA], H283, H286, H287, H288, H289 [15JA], H557 [27JA], H1058 [12FE]

——— require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (S. 311), H1445 [3MR]

Day of Tears: observe and encourage citizens to lower flags to half-staff to honor unborn children who lost their lives to abortion (H. Res. 50), H284, H286 [15JA]

Dept. of HHS: issuance of notice of violation to California for elective abortion coverage mandate on health insurance plans and issuers in violation of Federal conscience laws, H1023 [11FE]

FDA: improve regulation of abortion drugs by prohibiting approval of new drugs, preventing labeling changes of existing drugs, and preventing providers from dispensing drugs remotely, by mail, or telemedicine (H.R. 4399), H285 [15JA]

Health: protect pain-capable unborn children (H.R. 784), H288 [15JA]

——— protect pain-capable unborn children (S. 3275), H1445 [3MR]

March for Life: commend marchers and recognize the right to life, H243, H250, H281–H289, H291–H293 [15JA], H557 [27JA], H578 [28JA], E75 [24JA]

Morality and ethics: protect dignity of fetal remains (H.R. 4934), H224 [14JA]

——— protect dignity of fetal remains (S. 2590), H1127, H1132 [13FE]

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.: provide for a moratorium on Federal funding relative to provision of abortion services and increase funding for other women’s health care service providers (H.R. 369), H288 [15JA]

Supreme Court: anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, H224 [14JA], H246, H274, H276, H282–H289, H291–H293 [15JA], H317, H318 [16JA], H715 [30JA], E47, E51 [16JA]

——— hearing of arguments in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo relative to Louisiana law restricting access to abortion services, H1523 [5MR], E280 [9MR]

——— support amicus brief filed on behalf of House in the matter of June Medical Services, LLC vs. Gee, E6 [7JA]

Taxation: provide that amounts paid for an abortion are not taken into account for purposes of deduction for medical expenses (H.R. 2742), H288 [15JA]

Texas: oppose Healthy Texas Women Medicaid waiver program, H1464 [3MR]

Women: State laws and court cases impacting women’s reproductive health care and access to abortion, H1499–H1502 [4MR], E277 [9MR]

Remarks in Senate

Crime: require health care practitioners to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion (S. 311), motion to proceed, S1062, S1081 [13FE], S1096, S1098, S1101, S1105–S1113 [24FE], S1123–S1139, S1143 [25FE], S1169, S1175, S1176, S1178 [27FE]

Foreign aid: prohibit assistance to nonprofits, foreign nongovernmental organizations, and quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform abortions (S. 3259), unanimous-consent request, S1464 [4MR]

Health: protect pain-capable unborn children (S. 3275), S997 [11FE], S1000 [12FE]

——— protect pain-capable unborn children (S. 3275), motion to proceed, S1062 [13FE], S1096, S1098, S1101, S1105–S1113 [24FE], S1123–S1139, S1143 [25FE], S1169, S1176, S1178 [27FE]

March for Life: commend marchers and recognize the right to life, S431 [21JA], S1053 [13FE]

Morality and ethics: protect dignity of fetal remains (S. 2590), S1465 [4MR]

——— protect dignity of fetal remains (S. 2590), unanimous-consent request, S1463, S1464 [4MR]

Northam, Ralph S.: condemn comments relative to late-term abortion, S1106 [24FE]

Supreme Court: hearing of arguments in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo relative to Louisiana law restricting access to abortion services, S1511 [5MR]

Taxation: provide that amounts paid for an abortion are not taken into account for purposes of the deduction for medical expenses (S. 3173), S1173–S1176 [27FE]

——— provide that amounts paid for an abortion are not taken into account for purposes of the deduction for medical expenses (S. 3173), unanimous-consent request, S1174 [27FE]

Women: ensure access to, and ability to make decisions on, health care, including reproductive health care, regardless of their State of residence and promote preventive health care services, S1176 [27FE]

——— State laws and court cases impacting women’s reproductive health care and access to abortion, S1511 [5MR]