The Hill: Republicans Propose Cuts to Schools That Provide Access to 'Morning After' Pill

February 16, 2012
In The News



Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and more than 20 other House Republicans have proposed legislation that would cut federal funding to elementary and secondary schools that provide students with access to abortion drugs, like the morning after pill.

The bill amends the General Education Provisions act by adding a new section that limits federal funds to schools that either distribute or provide access to the morning after pill or other contraception, or enter into contracts with other entities to provide this access.

"This is a common sense bill to protect our school age girls from accessing powerful drugs from their school health clinics, without notice or consent from parents," Lamborn said in a statement to The Hill. "Some of these 'emergency contraceptives' can increase a girl's risk of heart attack, stroke, and blood clotting. In some cases, they cause abortion."


The Schoolchildren's Health Protection act, H.R. 4046, is cosponsored by 23 other House Republicans, including current GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas), and former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

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