March 7, 2011(Key vote)
Title: Restricting Health Insurance Coverage of Abortion
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that limits the coverage of abortion under various health insurance plans.
Prohibits the coverage of abortion in a health benefit plan, or a health insurance exchange created by the Health System Reform Act or Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, except in the following circumstances (Sec. 1):
When the abortion is necessary to prevent the death or damage of a major bodily function of the woman;
When a physician has documented a defect in the fetus that is uniformly diagnosable and lethal; or
When the woman is pregnant as a result of rape or incest.
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.