Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R, TN-07) has introduced H.R. 61, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act of 2013, which would stop the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from providing federal family planning assistance under Title X to abortion businesses unless they certify they won’t provide and refer abortions.
The reintroduction of this legislation in the 113th Congress made technical corrections to Congressman Mike Pence’s H.R. 217 which was introduced in the 112th Congress. Rep. Blackburn is Vice-Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee which oversees Title X of the 1970 Public Health Service Act. She hopes to build on the support her former colleague and good friend, Congressman Mike Pence, garnered in previous Congresses including successful efforts to attach the language as an amendment to pending legislation. In 2010, a GAO report showed that America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, received over $340 million from the Title X family planning program.
Senator David Vitter (R, LA) has introduced the companion legislation S. 135 in the U.S. Senate.
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