Complete Bill History
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BY JOHNSON, SORENSON,
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
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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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.
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