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S.1696: Women's Health Protection Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 35 (34 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Nov. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2014
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6th July 27, 2014
2nd July 20, 2014

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Bill Summary

Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 - Makes the following limitations and requirements concerning abortion services unlawful and prohibits their imposition or application by any government:

  • a requirement that a medical professional perform specific tests or follow specific medical procedures, unless generally required in the case of medically comparable procedures;
  • a limitation on an abortion provider's ability to delegate tasks, other than one applicable to medically comparable procedures;
  • a limitation on an abortion provider's ability to prescribe or dispense drugs based on her or his good-faith medical judgment, other than one generally applicable;
  • a limitation on an abortion provider's ability to provide abortion services via telemedicine, other than one generally applicable;
  • a requirement or limitation concerning the physical plant, equipment, staffing, or hospital transfer arrangements of facilities where abortions are perf...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Nov. 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.