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HB 1439 - Prohibits Abortion After 18 Weeks - Arkansas Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-6) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortion After 18 Weeks

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortion after 18 weeks of gestation.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, except in cases of a medical emergency, rape, or incest (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “Medical emergency” as a condition that, on a basis of the physicians good-faith clinical judgement necessitates an abortion to preserve the life of the pregnant individual whose life is endangered by a physical illness, injury, or disorder (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies the following penalties for physicians who break this provision, including (Sec. 1):

    • Conviction of a Class D felony;

    • An act of unprofessional conduct that could result in the suspension or cancellation of their license; and

    • A civil penalty or fine of up to $2,000 for submitting false reports to the Department of Health.

  • Exempts the woman upon whom the abortion is performed from prosecution and authorizes her to pursue action against the person who executed the procedure (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (77-13) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortion After 18 Weeks

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

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortion after 18 weeks of gestation.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, except in cases of a medical emergency, rape, or incest (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “Medical emergency” as a condition that, on a basis of the physicians good-faith clinical judgement necessitates an abortion to preserve the life of the pregnant individual whose life is endangered by a physical illness, injury, or disorder (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies the following penalties for physicians who break this provision, including (Sec. 1):

    • Conviction of a Class D felony;

    • An act of unprofessional conduct that could result in the suspension or cancellation of their license; and

    • A civil penalty or fine of up to $2,000 for submitting false reports to the Department of Health.

  • Exempts the woman upon whom the abortion is performed from prosecution and authorizes her to pursue action against the person who executed the procedure (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Abortion After 18 Weeks

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