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HB 144 - Abortion Information Requirement - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (28-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Information Requirement

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill requiring physicians to provide certain information to a pregnant woman before performing an abortion.

Highlights:
-Requires physicians to provide a pregnant woman with the following information prior to performing an abortion: a description of the procedure, medical risks of abortion, increased risk of breast cancer, a probable age and physical description of the unborn child/fetus, risks of carrying the child to term, available medical assistance benefits for pregnant women, information on agencies that provide abortion alternatives, and the father's obligation to support the child [§1.35-29-103]. -Requires physicians to provide the information at least 24 hours before the procedure, "verbally and in person" (§1.35-29-103). -Exempts physicians from these requirements in the case of a medical emergency [§1.35-29-103(a)]. -Requires physicians to inform the woman of their reasons for performing an emergency abortion before the abortion whenever possible [§1.35-29-105].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Information Requirement

Sponsors

  • Bob Brechtel (WY - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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