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SB 227 - Requires Lifesaving Measures After Failed Abortion - Kentucky Key Vote

Danny Carroll voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Lifesaving Measures After Failed Abortion

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that requires medical personnel to rescue viable fetuses if they survive an abortion.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires that a physician performing an abortion attempt to revive a fetus if it shows any signs of life including (Sec. 1-3):

    • Breathing;

    • A heartbeat;

    • Umbilical cord pulsation; or

    • Definitive movement of voluntary muscles.

  • Specifies that the occurrence of this event in a hospital requires immediate medical care, informing the mother of the live birth, and a request for transfer to the on-duty resident or emergency physician (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that the occurrence of this event in any medical facility other than a hospital requires immediate medical care and a 911 call for an emergency transfer to a hospital (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that failure to comply could result in (Sec. 4):

    • Civil action for compensatory or punitive damages;

    • Professional disciplinary action for the suspension or revocation of licensure; and

    • A wrongful death claim.

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Title: Requires Lifesaving Measures After Failed Abortion

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