Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

New Republican Bill Aims to Block Federal Funding for Colleges That Provide Abortion Drugs

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Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced a bill that would strip all federal funding from colleges and universities if they perform abortions or provide abortion drugs to students and staff on campus. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mon.), who founded and chairs the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, on Wednesday announced the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2021 at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol building. The House version of the bill was introduced by Reps. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Mary Miller (R-Ill.). The goal of the proposed legislation (pdf), according to its text, is to prohibit all direct or indirect federal funding for any college or university “that hosts or is affiliated with any school-based service site that provides abortion drugs or abortions to students of the institution or to employees of the institution or site.” The bill would also require institutions of higher education that host …

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