- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
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Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedOctober 25th, 2017
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Since the Hyde Amendment already bans the use of federal funds for abortion services, and construction bonds are essentially a federal subsidy, it follows that federal tax-exempt bonds shouldn’t be used to support abortion clinics in any way — including by funding their construction.
In general, the abortion clinics in question aren’t abortion-only providers — they’re women’s health clinics that provide important services such as STI/STD testing, contraceptive prescriptions, and more. Cutting off their access to tax-exempt bonds would hurt women’s healthcare.