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H.R. 217 – The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

HR 217 would “amend Title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.”

If passed, the legislation would stop federal family planning funds from being given to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

According to a Government Accountability Office report, Planned Parenthood received over $657 million in federal grants and contracts from 2002 to 2009, much of it through the Title X program. Planned Parenthood’s own annual report for 2013 revealed that it received $528 million in federal and state taxpayer funds in just that one year.

H.R. 217 was also numbered H.R. 217 in the previous Congress (2013-2014).


The complete text of H.R. 217 may be found at


H.R. 217 was introduced by Representative Diane Black (TN-6). A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at


1-8-15 H.R. 217 Introduced in the House of Representatives.

1-8-15 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.


1-8-15 The press release from the bill’s sponsor, Representative Diane Black, announcing the introduction of H.R. 217 is available at

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