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Title: Women's Public Health and Safety Act
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that authorizes states to determine if an abortion provider qualifies for Medicaid programs.
- Authorizes a state to determine if institution, entity, or individual that performs abortions qualifies for participation in Medicaid programs (Sec. 2).
- Exempts an institution, entity, or individual that performs an abortion from the above provision in the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
- The woman’s pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or
- The woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place the woman in danger of death, unless the abortion is performed.