House File 422 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 422 BY SALMON A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting abortions at entities or institutions that 1 receive state funds. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2344YH (4) 86 pf/rj
H.F. 422 Section 1. PUBLICLY FUNDED ENTITIES OR INSTITUTIONS —— 1 ABORTIONS PROHIBITED. As a condition of any appropriation 2 of state funds, any entities or institutions in this state 3 that receive any of the moneys appropriated or any other 4 public moneys made available through such appropriations shall 5 not perform abortions. For the purposes of this section, 6 “abortion” means the termination of a human pregnancy with the 7 intent other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead 8 unborn person. “Abortion” does not include medical care which 9 has as its primary purpose the treatment of a serious physical 10 condition requiring emergency medical treatment necessary to 11 save the physical life of a mother. 12 EXPLANATION 13 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 14 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 15 This bill prohibits any entity or institution that receives 16 any moneys from the appropriation of state funds or any other 17 public moneys made available through the appropriation of 18 such state funds from performing abortions. The bill defines 19 abortion for the purposes of the bill. 20 -1- LSB 2344YH (4) 86 pf/rj 1/ 1