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HB 108 - Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion - Tennessee Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-4) -

Title: Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (74-20) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires an ultrasound to be performed prior to an abortion in order to determine and disclose to the patient any presence of a fetal heartbeat.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires physicians to provide an ultrasound before performing an abortion in order to determine the presence of a fetal heartbeat, except in a medical emergency (Sec. 2).

  • Requires practitioners to inform the patient when a fetal heartbeat is detected (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the ultrasound practitioner to offer the pregnant individual the option of hearing the fetal heartbeat (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the ultrasound practitioner to record the estimated gestational age of the fetus, test method used, and date and time of the exam (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes civil action against any facility or practitioner that violates these requirements, specifying that a plaintiff is eligible to receive at least $10,000 in damages (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion

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