Law and Legislation

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Law and Legislation

Reference;Advance Practice Nursing;Essential for Role Development ;By; Luci;;e A.Joel 4th edition





Law and Legislation

One of the federal laws currently underway in America is the American Values Act, Bill number S.239, which was introduced to the Senate on 2nd April 2021 (Congres.Gov, n.d). The Bill has been put in place to permanently enact various appropriations Act restrictions on involuntary sterilization and abortion funds. Hence, when it comes into law, there are no funds authorized to pay for abortion performance as part of family planning.

The Act will not allow funds for involuntary sterilization performance as part of family planning or to engage in any financial incentives for individuals undergoing sterilization. The Act will also prohibit using funds that pay for biomedical research associated with involuntary sterilization and abortions for family planning. There will also be no funds for lobbying against or for abortion with programs or organizations that involve involuntary sterilization and coercive abortion.

As a nurse advocate for the underway  American Value Act, my role will mainly reflect on the need to engage with the Bill proponents to expand its scope on funding procedures for women seeking safe sterilization. For instance, there are these women whose body reacts with most family planning and may at times find it hard to abstain (Fendley, 2021). In such a case, if the policymakers pass the Act into law, it will undermine these women’s rights.

The main tactic that I can use now that the Act is still at the Committee on Foreign Relations is to write to bill proponents and set for a meeting. Before the meeting, I will need to ensure that I have conducted enough research on safe sterilization on women. That way, it would be easy to convince the Bill proponents while basing my arguments on facts.


Congress.Gov (n.d). S.239 – American Values Act.

Fendley, C. (2021). A “Complex Personal Problem”. The Nurse in Popular Media: Critical Essays, 54.