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HB 46 - Expansion of Abortion Laws - Key Vote

Missouri Key Votes

Chris Kelly voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Chris Kelly made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (117-40) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (25-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Expansion of Abortion Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires that women seeking an abortion are made aware to the risks associated with the procedure, and that this information is given in a face to face consultation.

Highlights:
-Requires that a woman seeking an abortion must be provided with the gestational age of the unborn child at the time of the abortion, is given the opportunity to view an ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure, and is provided with information on the likelihood of the procedure causing pain to the unborn child/fetus (Sec. A.1). -Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to develop new educational materials on abortion by November 30, 2009 (Sec A.1). -Requires the doctor to discuss with any woman seeking an abortion the medical assistance and counseling resources available (Sec. A.1). -Prohibits an abortion from being performed until the woman confirms in writing that she has been informed of the above information (Sec. A.3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (115-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Expansion of Abortion Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill changing the laws regarding the consent requirements for obtaining an abortion and requiring certain information to be presented to a woman prior to receiving an abortion.

Highlights:
-Prohibits abortions performed or induced on a woman without her voluntary and informed consent, given freely and without coercion, and requires that signs stating this be prominently posted in any abortion facility (Sec. A.1). -Requires that the physician who is to perform the abortion inform the woman at least twenty-four hours prior, orally and in person, of certain information about the procedure, including the gestational age of the fetus and any immediate and long-term medical risks for the woman (Sec. A.1). -Requires that the physician provide the woman with informational material about the physical state of the fetus which displays the statement "The State of Missouri wants you to know that the life of your unborn child began at conception..." (Sec. A.2). -Requires that the physician provide the woman with the opportunity to view an active ultrasound of the fetus and hear the fetal heartbeat at least twenty-four hours before the abortion (Sec. A.4). -Requires that the physician inform the woman that the fetus may feel pain if the abortion is being performed on a fetus of twenty-two weeks of gestational age or older (Sec. A.5). -Requires that the physician present the woman, in person, with materials explaining alternative to abortion (Sec. A.6).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expansion of Abortion Laws

Sponsors

  • Cynthia L. Davis (MO - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Edgar G. H. 'Ed' Emery (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian D. Nieves (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Nolte (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Therese A. Sander (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason T. Smith (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
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