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HB 1434 - Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions - Arkansas Key Vote

Gary Stubblefield voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (57-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that prohibits a doctor from performing an abortion if they know that the patient is seeking an abortion solely because of the sex of the fetus, and imposes fines and prison time on doctors who violate this act.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits abortions performed solely for reasons of sex-selection. (Sec. 1)

  • Requires that prior to an abortion the physician or other person who is performing the abortion ask the pregnant woman if she knows the sex of the fetus. (Sec. 1)

  • Requires that if the pregnant woman knows the sex of the fetus, the physician or other person who is performing the abortion shall  inform the pregnant woman of the prohibition of abortion as a method of sex selection for children and request medical records relating directly to the entire pregnancy history of the patient (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that in cases where the patient knows the sex of the fetus the abortion shall not be performed until reasonable time and effort have been expended to obtain the medical records of the patient (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies the knowing performance or attempt to perform an abortion in violation of the provisions of this bill as a Class A misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that a physician or other person who knowingly violates this act is liable for damages and shall have his or her medical license suspended or revoked as applicable (Sec 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (30-3) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass with amendment a bill that prohibits a doctor from performing an abortion if they know that the patient is seeking an abortion solely because of the sex of the fetus, and imposes fines and prison time on doctors who violate this act.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits abortions performed solely for reasons of sex-selection. (Sec. 1)

  • Requires that prior to an abortion the physician or other person who is performing the abortion ask the pregnant woman if she knows the sex of the fetus. (Sec. 1)

  • Requires that if the pregnant woman knows the sex of the fetus, the physician or other person who is performing the abortion shall  inform the pregnant woman of the prohibition of abortion as a method of sex selection for children and request medical records relating directly to the entire pregnancy history of the patient (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that in cases where the patient knows the sex of the fetus the abortion shall not be performed until reasonable time and effort have been expended to obtain the medical records of the patient (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies the knowing performance or attempt to perform an abortion in violation of the provisions of this bill as a Class A misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that a physician or other person who knowingly violates this act is liable for damages and shall have his or her medical license suspended or revoked as applicable (Sec 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (79-3) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that prohibits a doctor from performing an abortion if they know that the patient is seeking an abortion solely because of the sex of the fetus, and imposes fines and prison time on doctors who violate this act.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits abortions performed solely for reasons of sex-selection. (Sec. 1)

  • Requires that prior to an abortion the physician or other person who is performing the abortion ask the pregnant woman if she knows the sex of the fetus. (Sec. 1)

  • Requires that if the pregnant woman knows the sex of the fetus, the physician or other person who is performing the abortion shall  inform the pregnant woman of the prohibition of abortion as a method of sex selection for children and request medical records relating directly to the entire pregnancy history of the patient (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that in cases where the patient knows the sex of the fetus the abortion shall not be performed until reasonable time and effort have been expended to obtain the medical records of the patient (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies the knowing performance or attempt to perform an abortion in violation of the provisions of this bill as a Class A misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that a physician or other person who knowingly violates this act is liable for damages and shall have his or her medical license suspended or revoked as applicable (Sec 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions

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