Tobias written responses regarding S. 1696


Following the July 15, 2014 hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 1696, the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” NRLC President Carol Tobias was asked to respond in writing to seven questions submitted by two members of the committee. The questions and the responses from Ms. Tobias, which were made part of the official hearing record, appear below.

 

Response to question from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) regarding the scope of the prohibitions contains in S. 1696.

Response to question from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) regarding the impact of S. 1696 on federal and state laws that restrict government funding of abortion.

Response to question from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) regarding the relative risks associated with abortion and childbirth.

Response to question from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) as to whether any current federal law requires hospitals to perform abortions.

Response to question from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on whether S. 1696 would nullify abortion-related laws that are permissible under current U.S. Supreme Court doctrine.

Response to question from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the impact of S. 1696 on laws that protect health care providers from being compelled to participate in abortions (“conscience” laws).

Response to question from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the impact of S. 1696 on laws establishing reflection periods (waiting periods) prior to an abortion.

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