"The conflict was resolved after Cornyn and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) negotiated a deal to split the victims' fund in two. One pool, created by trafficker fines, cannot fund victims' healthcare services; the second pool will come from community health center funds, which are already subject to the Hyde restrictions."
"The word 'abortion' does not appear in the trafficking bill, but there is language specifying that the victims' fund 'shall be subject to the limitations on the use or expending of amounts described in sections 506 and 507 of division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 ... to the same extent as if amounts in the Fund were funds appropriated under division H of such Act.' That would apply the Hyde Amendment language to the new fund."
- Human trafficking;
- Sexual abuse or exploitation;
- Child abuse;
- Transportation for illegal sexual activity;
- And human smuggling;
The bill would also establish a Domestic Trafficking Victims' Fund where these extra penalties will be collected. The fund will be applied to grants given to victims, and to improve the programs that exist for survivors under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005, and the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.
If authorized, this bill would fund services for victims of child pornography and improve domestic child trafficking deterrence programs. Funds would also go to investigating and prosecuting child trafficking offenses, rescuing victims, and restoring their lives.