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House of Representatives:


H.R. 7 – “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014”. The bill prohibits federal funding from being given to any health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. Additionally, it prohibits the inclusion of abortion in any health care service furnished by a federal or District of Columbia health care facility or by any physician or other individual employed by the federal government or the District. The bill also amends the IRS code to ensure that no tax credits or deductions are given for abortions as part of a “qualified health plan.” Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your representative and support this bill. [UPDATE: The House of Representatives passed this bill on 1/28/2014]


H.R. 447 - “Prenatal Non-discrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2013”. This bill it a criminal offense to knowingly or knowing attempt to: (1) perform an abortion knowing that the abortion is sought based on the sex, gender, color or race of the child, or the race of a parent; (2) use force or the threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection or race-selection abortion; (3) solicit or accept funds for the performance of such an abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the United States or across a state line for the purpose of obtaining such an abortion. This bill will not hold a woman whom a sex-selected or race-selected abortion is performed to be criminally prosecuted or held civilly liable. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your representative and support this bill.


H.R. 732 - “Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act”. This bill makes it a federal crime to transport a minor child across state lines for the purpose of receiving an abortion without parental consent or court waiver. This bill also imposes a fine and/or prison sentence on physicians who perform an abortion on an out-of-state minor without proper parental notification requirements. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your representative and support this bill.


H.R. 940 - “Health Care Conscience Rights Act”. This bill amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to declare that nothing in such title shall require an individual to purchase individual health insurance coverage that includes coverage of an abortion or other item or service to which the individual has a moral or religious objection, or prevent an issuer from offering or issuing, to that individual, individual coverage excluding such item or service. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your representative and support this bill.


H.R. 1091 - “Life at Conception Act”. This bill declares that the right to life is vested in every born and preborn human being. Additionally this bill states that including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your representative and support this bill.


H.R. 1797 - “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”. This bill makes it a crime, punishable by a fine or prison up to five years, but not both, to perform an abortion on any unborn child who has a probable post-fertilization age of five months (20 weeks). This bill allows exceptions for abortions in the case of rape or incest and where the abortion is performed to save the life of the mother. Women upon whom the abortion is performed cannot be prosecuted under this act. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your representative and support this bill. [UPDATE: The House of Representatives passed this bill on 6/18/2013.]


H.R. 2164 - “Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012”. This bill makes it a crime for any person or entity, in or affecting interstate commerce, to: (1) perform or attempt to perform human cloning; (2) participate in an attempt to perform human cloning; or (3) ship, receive, or import the product of human cloning for any purpose. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your representative and support this bill.


H.R. 3279 - “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2013”. This bill requires that all insurance plans offered through a Health Benefit Exchange must have information about any abortion coverage prominently displayed in all marketing and advertising materials, comparison tools, and explanations of coverage and benefits. This bill also requires that the surcharge for abortion must be made known separately where public funding is prohibited and the premium of the plan is disclosed. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your representative and support this bill.


Senate:


S. 138 - “Prenatal Non-discrimination Act”. This bill it a criminal offense to knowingly or knowing attempt to: (1) perform an abortion knowing that the abortion is sought based on the sex, gender, color or race of the child, or the race of a parent; (2) use force or the threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection or race-selection abortion; (3) solicit or accept funds for the performance of such an abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the United States or across a state line for the purpose of obtaining such an abortion. This bill will not hold a woman whom a sex-selected or race-selected abortion is performed to be criminally prosecuted or held civilly liable. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your senator and support this bill


S. 369 - “Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act”. This bill makes it a federal crime to transport a minor child across state lines for the purpose of receiving an abortion without parental consent or court waiver. This bill also imposes a fine and/or prison sentence on physicians who perform an abortion on an out-of-state minor without proper parental notification requirements. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your senator and support this bill.


S. 583 - “Life at Conception Act of 2013”. This bill declares that the right to life is vested in every born and preborn human being. Additionally this bill states that including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your senator and support this bill.


S. 886 - “District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”. This bill makes it a crime, punishable by a fine or prison up to five years, but not both, to perform, within the District of Columbia, an abortion on any unborn child who has a probable post-fertilization age of five months (20 weeks). This bill allows exceptions for abortions in the case of rape or incest and where the abortion is performed to save the life of the mother. Women upon whom the abortion is performed cannot be prosecuted under this act. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your senator and support this bill.


S. 946 - “No Taxpaying Funding for Abortion Act”. The bill prohibits federal funding from being given to any health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. Additionally, it prohibits the inclusion of abortion in any health care service furnished by a federal or District of Columbia health care facility or by any physician or other individual employed by the federal government or the District. The bill also amends the IRS code to ensure that no tax credits or deductions are given for abortions as part of a “qualified health plan.” Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your senator and support this bill.


S. 1204 - “Health Care Conscience Rights Act”. This bill amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to declare that nothing in such title shall require an individual to purchase individual health insurance coverage that includes coverage of an abortion or other item or service to which the individual has a moral or religious objection, or prevent an issuer from offering or issuing, to that individual, individual coverage excluding such item or service. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your senator and support this bill.


S. 1670 (“Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”. This bill makes it a crime, punishable by a fine or prison up to five years, but not both, to perform an abortion on any unborn child who has a probable post-fertilization age of five months (20 weeks). This bill allows exceptions for abortions in the case of rape or incest and where the abortion is performed to save the life of the mother. Women upon whom the abortion is performed cannot be prosecuted under this act. Liberty Counsel Action encourages you to contact your senator and support this bill.