Key Votes

HB 57 - Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics - Key Vote

Alabama Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (68-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Project Vote Smart staff and volunteers are working hard to produce a clear and accurate summary of the contents of the bill. At this time, we have posted the voting record for HB 57 so you can see how the office holder representing you has voted on this piece of legislation. We will have a detailed summary available as soon as possible.

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (22-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Project Vote Smart staff and volunteers are working hard to produce a clear and accurate summary of the contents of the bill. At this time, we have posted the voting record for HB 57 so you can see how the office holder representing you has voted on this piece of legislation. We will have a detailed summary available as soon as possible.

For further status information, call the Voter's Research Hotline at 1-888-VOTE-SMART (1-888-868-3762).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (73-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes new requirements for physicians and facilities performing abortions, effective the first day of the third month after passage.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that only a physician licensed in the state of Alabama with staff privileges at an acute care hospital in the metropolitan area where the abortion clinic or reproductive health center is located may perform an abortion or provide abortion-inducing drugs (Sec. 4).
  • Requires the physician to remain on the premises of the abortion clinic or reproductive health center until all patients have been discharged from the facility (Sec. 4).
  • Requires the physician to provide his or her name and telephone number to the patient and to provide care in the event of a complication (Sec. 4).
  • Requires the physician to examine the patient to determine and document the gestational age and location of the fetus prior to providing or prescribing an abortion-inducing drug (Sec. 7).
  • Classifies abortion and reproductive health centers as ambulatory health care occupancies and office-based surgeries, and requires abortion and reproductive health centers to comply with the standards of such facilities within 12 months of the effective date of this bill (Secs. 8 & 9).
  • Requires the physician to ask any abortion patient under the age of 16 to state the name and age of the likely father of the fetus (Sec. 10).
  • Requires the facility to report the names of both the patient and the likely father to local law enforcement and the county Department of Human Resources if the likely father is 2 or more years older than the patient (Sec. 10).
  • Requires the facility to report the name of any abortion patient 14 years of age or younger to the Department of Human Resources (Sec. 10).
  • Specifies that any individual who prescribes an abortion-inducing drug who is not a physician, or a physician who does not first examine the patient, is guilty of a Class C felony (Sec. 12).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics

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