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SB 49 - Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (13-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for abortions.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Department of Health and Social Services from using Medicaid funds for an individual who undergoes an abortion except under the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • The pregnancy resulted from rape or incest; or
    • The physician deems an abortion medically necessary to avoid “serious risk to the life or physical health” of a woman.
  • Defines “serious risk to the life or physical health” as including, but not limited to, a physical injury, physical disorder, or physical illness that places a woman in danger of death or major bodily impairment if the abortion is not performed (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (23-17) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (23-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for abortions.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Department of Health and Social Services from using Medicaid funds for an individual who undergoes an abortion except under the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • The pregnancy resulted from rape or incest; or
    • The physician deems an abortion medically necessary to avoid “serious risk to the life or physical health” of a woman.
  • Defines “serious risk to the life or physical health” as including, but not limited to, a physical injury, physical disorder, or physical illness that places a woman in danger of death or major bodily impairment if the abortion is not performed (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (14-6) - (Key vote)
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the Department of Health and Social Services from using funds for an abortion when an individual is covered by Medicaid.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Department of Health and Social Services from using funds for an abortion when the individual who undergoes the abortion is covered by Medicaid except under the following circumstances (Sec. 2.):
    • The pregnancy resulted from rape or incest; or
    • The physician deemed a “medically necessary abortion” that must be performed to avoid serious risk to the life or physician health of a woman.
  • Establishes a program to provide family planning services, health screenings, and related services for eligible individuals covered by Medicaid (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions

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