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HB 2416 - Abortion Regulations - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-10) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (40-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Regulations

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires an ultrasound prior to an abortion, and prohibits the use of telemedicine to perform abortions.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definition of "abortion" to include the use of any means to terminate a woman's pregnancy (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits the use of telemedicine for abortions (Sec. 6).
  • Requires the physician performing the abortion to conduct an obstetric ultrasound and the listening of the fetal heartbeat on the pregnant woman at least 1 hour prior to the abortion (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the physician performing the abortion to provide the pregnant woman with the opportunity to view the ultrasound image and listen to the heartbeat at least 1 hour prior to the abortion (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the physician performing the abortion to offer a simultaneous verbal explanation of the ultrasound including the (Sec. 5):
    • The presence and location of the fetus in the uterus;
    • The number of fetuses;
    • The dimensions of the fetus; and
    • A description of external members or internal organs present.
  • Requires the physician performing the abortion to provide the pregnant woman with a physical picture of the ultrasound image (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the pregnant woman to certify in writing that she has been given the opportunity to view the ultrasound and hear the auscultation of the fetus' heartbeat before the abortion can be performed (Sec. 5).
  • Specifies that if the provisions of this act are not adhered to by the physician, the father of the fetus if married to the mother, the woman receiving the abortion, or the maternal grandparents of the fetus if the woman is a minor may all claim simple negligence, gross negligence, wantonness, willfulness, intention or any other legal standard of care in court (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Regulations

Sponsors

  • Cecil P. Ash (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Burges (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeff Dial (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. Gowan Sr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack W. Harper (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Kavanagh (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Lesko (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Montenegro (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Justin Olson (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl Seel (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Burnell Smith (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kimberly Yee (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Andy Biggs (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Court (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Rich' Crandall (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chester Crandell (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Fann (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eddie Farnsworth (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Forese (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Doris Goodale (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Gould (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda J. Gray (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy G. McLain (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Melvin (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick Murphy (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nelson (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Pratt (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Urie (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Vogt (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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