The Weldon Amendment: The Ongoing Restrictions on a Woman's Right to Choose


Under the Weldon Amendment, a “physician or other health care professional, a hospital, a provider-sponsored organization, a health maintenance organization, a health insurance plan, or any other kind of health care facility” may refuse abortions, counseling, or referrals, even in cases of rape, incest, or medical emergency.


Constitutional Law | Health Law and Policy | Law and Gender

Date of this Version

April 2006