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HF 2341 - Requires Physician to be Present When Abortion Drugs are Administered - Key Vote

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Michelle Fischbach voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Physician to be Present When Abortion Drugs are Administered

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (39-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a physician who uses RU-486 (mifepristone) to induce an abortion to administer the drug in person, effective August 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires a physician who uses RU-486 (mifepristone) or any other drug or chemical to induce an abortion to either administer the drug in person or be physically present in the same room with the patient while the drug is being administered (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the physician who induced the abortion to make all “reasonable” efforts to ensure that the patient returns within 12-18 days for a follow-up appointment to confirm that the pregnancy has been terminated and to assess the patient’s medical condition (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that anyone who attempts to perform an abortion in violation of the provisions of this bill shall be guilty of a felony (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts the woman upon whom the abortion is performed or attempted to be performed from any criminal penalty (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts any pregnant woman who obtains RU-486 (mifepristone) or any other drug or chemical for the purposes of terminating her own pregnancy from any civil or criminal penalty (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (80-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a physician who uses RU-486 (mifepristone) to induce an abortion to administer the drug in person, effective August 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires a physician who uses RU-486 (mifepristone) or any other drug or chemical to induce an abortion to either administer the drug in person or be physically present in the same room with the patient while the drug is being administered (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the physician who induced the abortion to make all “reasonable” efforts to ensure that the patient returns within 12-18 days for a follow-up appointment to confirm that the pregnancy has been terminated and to assess the patient’s medical condition (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that anyone who attempts to perform an abortion in violation of the provisions of this bill shall be guilty of a felony (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts the woman upon whom the abortion is performed or attempted to be performed from any criminal penalty (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts any pregnant woman who obtains RU-486 (mifepristone) or any other drug or chemical for the purposes of terminating her own pregnancy from any civil or criminal penalty (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person

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