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SF 534 - Abortion Restrictions - Key Vote

Iowa Key Votes

Jack Drake voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (54-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the abortion of a fetus after a gestation period of 20 weeks, except when needed to preserve the life of the pregnant woman.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that a person who intentionally terminates a human pregnancy after a gestation period of 20 completed weeks is guilty of committing feticide, categorized as a class C felony punishable by a fine of between $1,000 and $10,000 and a maximum prison term of 10 years (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that a person who attempts to intentionally terminate a human pregnancy after a gestation period of 20 completed weeks, where the death of the fetus does not occur, is guilty of attempted feticide, categorized as a class D felony punishable by a fine of between $750 and $7,500 and a maximum prison term of 5 years (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy only to be performed in cities with intensive care units specializing in the care of mothers and their fetus.

Highlights:
  • Defines "specialized outpatient surgical facility" as a freestanding facility, not including a hospital, in which surgical abortion procedures are performed after the fetus has attained a post-fertilization age of twenty weeks or more (Sec 2).
  • Requires specialized outpatient surgical facilities to be located within close proximity to a licensed hospital that is a level two regional neonatology center or a level 3 care center (Sec 4).
  • Specifies that the bill take effect immediately upon enactment (Sec 6).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Abortion Restrictions

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