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SB 353 - Authorizes Regulations for Abortion Services - Key Vote

North Carolina Key Votes

Bryan Holloway voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Bryan Holloway made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Regulations for Abortion Services

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (32-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Regulations for Abortion Services

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that limits abortions laws.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits health insurance plans offered through an exchange from including coverage for abortion services except under the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • The pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or
    • The patient receiving the abortion is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury arising from the pregnancy.
  • Prohibits a county from providing greater health insurance coverage for abortions than that of the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees (Sec. 2). 
  • Authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to apply any requirement for the licensing of ambulatory surgical centers to abortion clinics (Sec. 4).
  • Prohibits an individual from performing or attempting to perform an abortion with the knowledge that a significant factor for the patient seeking the abortion is related to the sex of the fetus (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the physician performing a surgical abortion or providing any drugs for the purpose of inducing an abortion to be physically present the entire procedure or when the drug is first administered to the patient (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes any “health care provider” to refuse to perform or participate in procedures which result in abortion on the grounds of religious objections (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (74-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Regulations for Abortion Services

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes regulations for abortion services.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits health insurance plans offered through an exchange from including coverage for abortion services except under the following circumstances (Sec. 2):
    • The pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or
    • The patient receiving the abortion is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury arising from the pregnancy.
  • Prohibits a county from providing greater health insurance coverage for abortions than that of the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees (Sec. 2). 
  • Authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to apply any requirement for the licensing of ambulatory surgical centers to abortion clinics (Sec. 4).
  • Prohibits an individual from performing or attempting to perform an abortion with the knowledge that a significant factor for the patient seeking the abortion is related to the sex of the fetus (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the physician performing a surgical abortion or providing any drugs for the purpose of inducing an abortion to be physically present the entire procedure or when the drug is first administered to the patient (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes any “health care provider” to refuse to perform or participate in procedures which result in abortion on the grounds of religious objections (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (48-0) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO CUT OFF DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Regulations for Abortion Services

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