Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion (PROTECT) Act of 2013 (S. 154)
This law was last updated on Oct 3, 2018
S. 154 would require the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), when entering into contracts with health insurance issuers, to ensure that no multi-state qualified health plan offered in a health benefit exchange provides coverage of abortion.
The bill would provide exceptions for cases in which:
- a pregnancy results from rape or incest; or
- a pregnant person suffers from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place them in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
The bill would preempt any state law requiring coverage of or funding for abortions in multi-state qualified health plans.
Similar to H.R. 346.