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SB 597 - Ultrasound Form Requirement Prior To Abortion - Key Vote

West Virginia Key Votes

Joe Manchin III signed this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Ultrasound Form Requirement Prior To Abortion

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (33-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (80-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Ultrasound Form Requirement Prior To Abortion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires that a woman seeking an abortion must be informed, at least 24 hours before the abortion, that she will be presented with a form that she must fill our prior to the abortion in which she must certify her choice of whether or not she will view or decline to view an ultrasound image of the fetus, if an ultrasound is performed.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the aforementioned form must state that the woman has the right to either view or decline to view the ultrasound (if performed). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the Senate Committee on Judiciary.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Ultrasound Form Requirement Prior To Abortion

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires physicians or other licensed performers of abortion procedures to offer a woman seeking an abortion, at least 1 hour before the procedure, the opportunity to view or decline to view ultrasound images of the fetus, if an ultrasound was conducted prior to or in conjunction with the procedure.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the aforementioned requirement only applies when the procedure in question is an elective abortion on a live fetus without a "fatal anomaly" (Article 2I). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the Senate Committee on Judiciary.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Abortion Regulations

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