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SB 527 - Mandatory Abortion Counseling for Minors - Key Vote

New Hampshire Key Votes

Margaret Wood Hassan voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (10-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Mandatory Abortion Counseling for Minors

Highlights:
- Defines a "counselor," for the purposes of this Act, as a psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, registered nurse or practical nurse, guidance counselor, or a health care assistant [sec. 1 (132:30) (I)]. - Requires the counselor or health care provider to explain to the minor that she may withdraw her decision to have the abortion any time before the abortion is performed [sec. 1 (132:31) (b)]. - Requires the counselor or health care provider to explain alternative choices available including carrying the pregnancy to full term and placing the child up for adoption [sec. 1 (132:31) (I) (C) (1-2)]. - Requires the counselor or health care provider to provide, upon request, a list of public and private agencies that are available to assist the minor with whichever decision she makes [sec. 1 (132:31) (I) (C) (3)]. - Requires the counselor or health care provider to discuss with the minor the possibility of involving her parents, guardian, or other adult family members in this decision making process [sec. 1 (132:31) (b)]. - Requires the minor and counselor or health care provider to sign a form acknowledging that the minor has received this information [sec. 1 (132:31) (II)]. - Waives the mandatory counseling requirement if a medical emergency exists and the abortion is necessary to preserve the health, safety, or well-being of the minor [sec. 1 (132:31) (V)].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Mandatory Abortion Counseling for Minors

Sponsors

  • Thomas 'Tom' Buco (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jacalyn L. 'Jackie' Cilley (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Betsi L. DeVries (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Donovan Jr. (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph A. 'Joe' Foster (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bette R. Lasky (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. Pierce (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah R. 'Deb' Reynolds (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kathleen G. 'Kathy' Sgambati (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret 'Maggie' Wood Hassan (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
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