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SB 234 - Requires Anesthesia to be Administerd to a Fetus During an Abortion Procedure - Utah Key Vote

Luz Escamilla voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Anesthesia to be Administerd to a Fetus During an Abortion Procedure

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (25-3) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (57-10) -
Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -

Title: Requires Anesthesia to be Administered to a Fetus During an Abortion Procedure

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-3) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Anesthesia to be Administered to a Fetus During an Abortion Procedure

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires physicians performing an abortion to administer an anesthetic to a fetus who is at least 20 weeks gestational age.

Highlights:
  • Requires a physician performing an abortion to administer an anesthetic or analgesic to the fetus prior to the procedure if the fetus is at least 20 weeks gestational age (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that fetal anesthetic or analgesic is not required if the abortion is necessary to avoid the following (Sec. 3):
    • The death of the woman on whom the abortion is performed; or
    • A “serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function” of the women on whom the abortion is performed.
  • Specifies that fetal anesthetic or analgesic is not required if 2 physicians concur that the following cases apply (Sec. 3):
    • The administration of the fetal anesthetic or analgesic would cause the death of, or a “serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function” of the woman on whom the abortion is performed; or 
    • The fetus has a uniformly diagnosable and uniformly lethal defect.

 

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Anesthesia to be Administered to a Fetus During an Abortion Procedure

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