Legislation

Protect Life Act

S.877 H.R. 358

This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to prohibit federal funds from being to used to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion services. (Currently, federal funds cannot be used for abortion services and plans receiving federal funds must keep federal funds segregated from any funds for abortion services.)

Senate

Status Update

05/04/2011
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

House

Status Update

01/20/2011
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
02/01/2011
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
03/17/2011
Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/17/2011
Referred sequentially to the House Committee on Ways and Means for a period ending not later than April 15, 2011 for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(t), rule X.
09/12/2011
Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
10/12/2011
Rules Committee Reported Bill to House.
10/13/2011
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate
10/13/2011
Rep. Lois Capps (CA-23) moved to recommit bill to Energy and Commerce with Instructions to report to the House with an amendment to add language stating that no hospital or health care provider can be exempted from any Federal or State law that requires them to provide any medical examination, treatment, referral, or transfer to prevent the death of a pregnant woman with an emergency medical condition.
Capps motion to recommit failed 173 - 249 http:/clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll788.xml
10/13/2011
Bill Passed on vote of 251 - 172 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll789.xml
10/17/2011
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.