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Senate File 38

SENATE FILE BY JOHNSON, SORENSON, FEENSTRA, ANDERSON, ZAUN, BOETTGER, SEYMOUR, and BEHN A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to the use of federal health care reform 2 funding for abortions, and including effective date 3 provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 1089SS (2) 84 pf/nh PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM MEASURES == 1 2 PROHIBITION OF FUNDING FOR ABORTIONS. 1 3 1. The use of funds appropriated under or appropriated 1 4 to any trust fund pursuant to the federal Patient Protection 1 5 and Affordable Care Act, the federal Health Care and Education 1 6 Reconciliation Act of 2010, or any successor legislation, shall 1 7 be restricted in this state as follows: 1 8 a. Such funds shall not be expended for any abortion in this 1 9 state. 1 10 b. Such funds shall not be expended for health insurance 1 11 coverage, health benefits, or health services that include 1 12 coverage for abortion, provided through a contract or other 1 13 arrangement with a carrier as defined in section 513B.2. 1 14 2. The restrictions of this section shall not apply to the 1 15 use of such funds for an abortion if the woman suffers from 1 16 a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, 1 17 including a life=endangering physical condition caused by or 1 18 arising from the pregnancy itself, that would, as certified 1 19 by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an 1 20 abortion is performed. 1 21 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 1 22 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 1 23 EXPLANATION 1 24 This bill restricts the use of funds appropriated under 1 25 or appropriated to any trust fund pursuant to federal health 1 26 care reform legislation for use in this state, by prohibiting 1 27 expenditure of such funds for an abortion in the state and for 1 28 health insurance coverage, health benefits, or health services 1 29 that include coverage for abortion, provided by a carrier. The 1 30 restrictions do not apply, however, if the woman suffers from 1 31 a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, 1 32 including a life=endangering physical condition caused by or 1 33 arising from the pregnancy itself, that would, as certified 1 34 by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an 1 35 abortion is performed. 2 1 The bill takes effect upon enactment. LSB 1089SS (2) 84 pf/nh
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