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  •  Mike Pence has also added a third to the list of (4+ / 0-)

    horribles.  Title X provides funding for family planning groups, but Pence's bill will delete such funding for the whole family planning endeavor and other womens' healthissues. He has reintroduced his 2009 bill, whose summary is here.

    Official Summary
    1/21/2009--Introduced.Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Service from providing any federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion. Excludes an abortion where:
    (1) the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or an act of incest against a minor; or
    (2) a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy. Excludes hospitals from such requirement so long as the hospital does not provide funds to any non-hospital entity that performs an abortion.Requires the Secretary to annually provide Congress:
    (1) information on grantees who performed abortions under the exceptions; and
    (2) a list of entities to which grant funds are made available.

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