Saturday, June 15, 2019

List of Pro-Life Issues in first Appropriations Minibus

List of Pro-Life Issues in H.R. 2740

FY2020 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Text

TITLE X: The Trump Administration’s final Protect Life (Title X) rule is repealed. Title X funding is increased to $400 ($114 million increase). (In FY19, Title X was funded at $286 million).

CONSCIENCE PROTECTION RULE: The Trump Administration’s final Conscience Protection Rule is repealed.

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION (TPP) FUNDING: TPP is funded at $110 million ($9 million increase). (In FY19, TPP was funded at $101 million).

SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE (SRA) FUNDING: SRA funding is eliminated ($35 million decrease)

POCAN FETAL TISSUE AMENDMENT: An amendment by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) prohibiting the convening of an ethics advisory board to review applications for extramural fetal tissue research (outside researchers funded by HHS dollars.) This prohibition seeks to prevent HHS from withholding funds for extramural fetal tissue research. The Pocan Amendment passed by a vote of 225-193.

FY2020 State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Text

PROTECTING LIFE IN GLOBAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE (PLGHA): President Trump’s PLGHA policy is repealed, and future Administrations are prohibited from establishing a similar policy.

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA): The bill appropriates $55.5 million ($23 million increase).

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING: The bill appropriates not less than $750 million for family planning/reproductive health programs ($175 million increase from FY19 levels).

MORE FUNDING FOR CONTRACEPTION: Longstanding HIV/AIDs Provision altered.

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