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SB 5 - Authorizes Abortions Before the Point of Viability - Delaware Key Vote

Danny Short voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (22-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Abortions Before the Point of Viability

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes abortions before the fetus could reasonably survive outside the uterus without extraordinary measures.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines viability as the point during pregnancy when there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus’ sustained survival outside the uterus without using extraordinary medical measures (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes termination of pregnancy before viability (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes physicians to assist in the termination of a human pregnancy before viability (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits physician from terminating a human pregnancy after viability unless the termination is necessary to protect the woman’s life or health in the event of a serious fetal anomaly (Sec. 2).

  • Repeals the law requiring women to reside in Delaware in order to terminate a pregnancy in Delaware (Sec. 3).

  • Repeals written consent for abortions and laws mandating the woman to be informed of fetal development and alternatives to abortion (Sec. 4).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (11-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Abortions Before the Point of Viability

Vote Result
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Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes abortions before the fetus could reasonably survive outside the uterus without extraordinary measures.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines viability as the point during pregnancy when there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus’ sustained survival outside the uterus without using extraordinary medical measures (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes termination of pregnancy before viability (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes physicians to assist in the termination of a human pregnancy before viability (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits physician from terminating a human pregnancy after viability unless the termination is necessary to protect the woman’s life or health in the event of a serious fetal anomaly (Sec. 2).

  • Repeals the law requiring women to reside in Delaware in order to terminate a pregnancy in Delaware (Sec. 3).

  • Repeals written consent for abortions and laws mandating the woman to be informed of fetal development and alternatives to abortion (Sec. 4).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Abortions Before the Point of Viability

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