GOP rep introduces bill to demand abortion stats

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. Capitol 3A congressman has devised a way to incentivize states to report abortion data.  

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-South Carolina) has introduced the Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019. It would ask states to report abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to receive targeted Medicaid funding for family planning programs.

"Right now it's voluntary," Rep. Norman told the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" radio program. "They have to sign a certifiable form that basically asks for the number of abortions performed each year and then secondly the number of children that were born alive after a botched abortion, after a botched medical procedure."

The bill comes amid an effort in the House to force Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) to hold a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. That measure requires that a baby born after an abortion attempt be treated like any other child and that medical professionals do everything possible to keep the child alive.

Democrats and other opponents of the bill say there's no need for such a bill, claiming these cases are rare.

However, Tony Perkins advised that most data currently comes from Planned Parenthood affiliates that don’t deserve our trust.

Norman agreed with that warning. 

"This puts it where (states) have to report it,” he told Perkins, “and they lose funding if they do not report it, and report it accurately."

Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Alabama) is a co-sponsor of the Reporting Act of 2019.

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