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HB 1127 - Abortion Law Amendments - Key Vote

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Anitere Flores voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Abortion Law Amendments

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a physician to perform an ultrasound prior to an abortion, effective July 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Requires the physician performing an abortion to verify the probable gestational age of the fetus using an ultrasound at the time the abortion is to take place (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the physician performing an abortion to offer the pregnant woman an opportunity to view the live ultrasound images and hear an explanation of those images, unless (Sec. 1):
    • The woman provides documentation showing that she is a victim of rape, incest, domestic violence, or human trafficking; or
    • The woman has been diagnosed as having a condition that would create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function if the woman delayed terminating her pregnancy.
  • Authorizes the pregnant woman to decline to view and hear the explanation of the live ultrasound images, but requires the pregnant woman to sign a form acknowledging that she declined this opportunity of her own free will (Sec. 1).
  • This act is effective July 1, 2011 (Sec. 4).
Note:

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.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a physician to perform an ultrasound prior to an abortion, effective July 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Requires the physician performing an abortion to verify the probable gestational age of the fetus using an ultrasound at the time the abortion is to take place (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the physician performing an abortion to offer the pregnant woman an opportunity to view the live ultrasound images and hear an explanation of those images, unless (Sec. 1):
    • The woman provides documentation showing that she is a victim of rape, incest, domestic violence, or human trafficking; or
    • The woman has been diagnosed as having a condition that would create a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function if the woman delayed terminating her pregnancy.
  • Authorizes the pregnant woman to decline to view and hear the explanation of the live ultrasound images, but requires the pregnant woman to sign a form acknowledging that she declined this opportunity of her own free will (Sec. 1).
  • This act is effective July 1, 2011 (Sec. 4).
Note:

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.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Law Amendments

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