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HB 544 - Abortion Regulations - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (53-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits immediate abortions unless a medical professional has determined that the pregnant woman is not being pressured or coerced.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that it is an act of medical negligence to perform or refer a woman for an immediate abortion, except in the case of a medical emergency (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that an immediate abortion is not an act of medical negligence if, at least 1 hour prior to the performance of an abortion, a physician, physician assistant, psychiatrist, psychologist, registered nurse, clinical professional counselor, or clinical worker has performed all of the following (Sec. 4):
    • Evaluated the pregnant woman to determine whether or not the woman had the perception of feeling pressured or coerced into seeking or consenting to an abortion;
    • Evaluated the woman to identify the presence of any risk factors associated with abortion; and
    • In writing, informed the woman and the physician who is to perform the abortion of the results of the evaluation.
  • Authorizes a woman who has received an immediate abortion to seek damages for the intentional, knowing, or negligent failure of a physician or other licensed person to comply with the requirements of this bill (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Regulations

Sponsors

  • Michael 'Mike' More (MT - R) (Out Of Office)
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