Federal Proposed Legislation
H.R. 4131 – 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Official Title as Introduced: No Abortion Bonds Act
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose taxes on state, local, and tax credit bonds that are used to provide a facility owned or used (for any purpose) by an abortion provider for more than 30 days during a year in which interest is paid on the bond.
An entity is not considered an abortion provider solely are a result of performing abortions if: (1) the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or (2) a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
The Department of the Treasury may exempt certain hospitals from being considered an abortion provider by making the name of the hospital available on Treasury’s public website.
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