2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
Restriction on Funding for Abortion Services (language only)

Item 4-5.04 #5h

Item 4-5.04 #5h

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Goods and Services

Page 547, line 10, after "j. MEDICAL SERVICES:", insert "1."
Page 547, line 11, strike "or state statute"
Page 547, after line 11, 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.)