2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
Conform Abortion Coverage to Federal Law (language only)

Item 4-5.04 #6h

Item 4-5.04 #6h

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Goods and Services

Page 481, line 26, after "j. MEDICAL SERVICES" insert "1."
Page 481, line 27, after "federal law" strike "or state statute"
Page 481, after line 27, insert:
"2.  No expenditures from general or nongeneral fund sources may be made out of any appropriation by the General Assembly for providing abortion services pursuant to §32.1-92.2 of the Code of Virginia."

(This amendment modifies language included in the introduced budget to prohibit state funding of abortions done because of the fetus' physical deformity or mental deficiency. Adopting this provision would conform Virginia's Medicaid funding of abortions to the federal Hyde policy, under which Medicaid abortions are funded only when the life of the mother is in danger and in cases of rape and incest.)