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Women’s Public Health and Safety Act of 2019 (H.R. 888)

This law was last updated on Sep 18, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Federal

Number

H.R. 888

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Jan 30, 2019

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 26
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 27

Topics

Funding Restrictions for Family Planning, Insurance Coverage

Full Bill Text

www.congress.gov

H.R. 888 would amend title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to allow a state to exclude from participation in the state’s Medicaid program a provider that performs an abortion, unless the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or the pregnant individual suffers from a physical issue that would place them in danger of death unless an abortion is performed.


Related Legislation

Identical to H.R. 656, which failed to pass during the 2017-2018 legislative session.

Identical to H.R. 3495/S. 2159, which failed to pass during the 2015-2016 legislative session.


Latest Action

1/30/19 – Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.


People