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Women’s Public Health and Safety Act of 2017 (H.R. 656)

This law was last updated on Sep 16, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Federal

Number

H.R. 656

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 24, 2017

Topics

Insurance Coverage

Full Bill Text

www.congress.gov

HR 656 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. 3495/S. 2159, which failed to pass during the 2015-2016 legislative session.


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