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H.R.493: Homeland Security Respect for Life Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Bill Huizenga, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 41 (2 Democrats, 39 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 5, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Homeland Security Respect for Life Act - Prohibits funds appropriated for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from being used to: (1) pay for an abortion, except in a case where a pregnant detainee suffers from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the detainee in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by, or arising from, pregnancy itself, or in a case of rape or incest; or (2) require any person to perform, or facilitate in any way the performance of, any abortion.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 5, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce