42 U.S.C. § 300a-7 - Sterilization or abortion

Cite as:42 U.S.C. § 300a-7
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-65 (10/09/2019)
 
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(a) Omitted

(b) Prohibition of public officials and public authorities from imposition of certain requirements contrary to religious beliefs or moral convictions

The receipt of any grant, contract, loan, or loan guarantee under the Public Health Service Act [ 42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.], the Community Mental Health Centers Act [ 42 U.S.C. 2689 et seq.], or the Developmental Disabilities Services and Facilities Construction Act [ 42 U.S.C. 6000 et seq.] by any individual or entity does not authorize any court or any public official or other public authority to require-

(1) such individual to perform or assist in the performance of any sterilization procedure or abortion if his performance or assistance in the performance of such procedure or abortion would be contrary to his religious beliefs or moral convictions; or

(2) such entity to-

(A) make its facilities available for the performance of any sterilization procedure or abortion if the performance of such procedure or abortion in such facilities is prohibited by the entity on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions, or

(B) provide any personnel for the performance or assistance in the performance of any sterilization procedure or abortion if the performance or assistance in the performance of such procedures or abortion by such personnel would be contrary to the religious beliefs or moral convictions of such personnel.

(c) Discrimination prohibition

(1) No entity which receives a grant, contract, loan, or loan guarantee under the Public Health Service Act [ 42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.], the Community Mental Health Centers Act [ 42 U.S.C. 2689 et seq.], or the Developmental Disabilities Services and Facilities Construction Act [ 42 U.S.C. 6000 et seq.] after June 18, 1973, may-

(A) discriminate in the employment, promotion, or termination of employment of any physician or other health care personnel, or

(B) discriminate in the extension of staff or other privileges to any physician or other health care personnel,

because he performed or assisted in the performance of a lawful sterilization procedure or abortion, because he refused to perform or assist in the performance of such a procedure or abortion on the grounds that his performance or assistance in the performance of the procedure or abortion would be contrary to his religious beliefs or moral convictions, or because of his religious beliefs or moral convictions respecting sterilization procedures or abortions.

(2) No entity which receives after July 12, 1974, a grant or contract for biomedical or behavioral research under any program administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services may-

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