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SB 72 - Revise Post-Viability Abortion Laws - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Revise Post-Viability Abortion Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits physicians from terminating a pregnancy after 24 weeks of gestation.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that whoever is found guilty of terminating or attempting to terminate a human pregnancy after viability is subject to a felony of the fourth degree (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the physician who performs or induces or attempts to perform or induce the abortion may do so under specific conditions that include (Sec. 1):
    • The unborn child was not viable; or
    • The abortion was necessary to prevent the death of the pregnant woman or a serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Revise Post-Viability Abortion Laws

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