Duffy’s Women’s Health & Public Safety Act Passes House with Bipartisan Support

Sep 29, 2015Press Release

Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07) offered a bill on the Floor of the House that would empower states with the ability to exclude abortion providers from receiving Medicaid funds. H.R. 3495, the Women’s Health and Safety Act passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 236 to 193. Click on the image to watch Rep. Duffy’s remarks during debate on the bill: 

 

 

Some states want to refuse this tainted money being used by an awful organization that profits from selling aborted children’s organs, but the Medicaid law and CMS is forcing them to fund abortion providers against the state legislature’s wishes.

 

Very specifically, the bill makes abortion providers not fall under the “free choice of qualified provider” provision. So excluding abortion providers from Medicaid funding would not count as “limiting healthcare options”, which is not allowed under Medicaid. 

 

To read the full text of the legislation, click here.

 

 

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