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HB 205 - Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome - Utah Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (54-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortions based solely on a fetal diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals from performing an abortion on a patient if such individual knows that the patient is seeking the abortion solely because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome or a suspicion of Down syndrome (Sec. 4).
  • Classifies performing an abortion when an individual has such knowledge as a Class A misdemeanor (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that a patient upon whom an abortion is performed in violation of this statute cannot be prosecuted for such violation (Sec. 4).

  • Requires physicians, in their reporting on abortions they have performed, to indicate whether they had knowledge that the patient was seeking the abortion solely due to Down syndrome at the time of the procedure (Sec. 5).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

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