Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (D) on June 25, 2009 To require a “crisis pregnancy” organization, defined as a non-profit organization that provides services and counseling to women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancies, to give women a “medically accurate and objective explanation of the full range of options, including abortion, parenting, and adoption”. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 25, 2009
Reported in the House on September 9, 2009 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 24, 2010 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not require these organizations to give information on abortions, but does require them to explicitly disclose that they do not.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2010
Passed 66 to 42 in the House on March 24, 2010. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".To require that if a “crisis pregnancy” organization (defined as a non-profit organization that provides services and counseling to women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancies) does not provide information on abortion, then it must explicitly tell a woman seeking services that it "does not provide information that would lead to a pregnancy termination, location of pregnancy termination services, or birth control information".
Received in the Senate on April 14, 2010
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on April 14, 2010