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HB 314 - Increases Penalties for Abortions - Alabama Key Vote

Arnold Mooney II voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Abortions

Signed by Governor Kay Ivey
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-6) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Penalties for Abortions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases penalties for abortion.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that an abortion performed in violation of this Act will be charged with a class A felony, and any attempted abortion in violation of this Act will be charged with a class C felony (Sec. 6).

  • Prohibits any person from intentionally performing or attempting to perform an abortion except if an attending physician licensed in the state determines that an abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that the attending physician’s determination that an abortion is medically necessary must be confirmed in writing by a second physician licensed in the state within 180 days after the abortion is completed (Sec. 4).

  • Defines  “serious health risk” as a condition that necessitates the termination of a pregnancy in order to avert death or to avert serious risk of physical impairment of major bodily function (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that no person on whom an abortion is performed may be criminally or civilly liable (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that no physician who confirms an abortion is medically necessary due to a serious health risk, may be held criminally or civilly liable for those actions (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that construction of any existing statutes and regulation in conflict with this Act shall be repealed as null and void (Sec. 8).

  • Specifies that this Act will become effective six months following its approval by the governor, or otherwise becoming law (Sec. 10).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (74-3) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Penalties for Abortions

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

Vote to pass a bill that increases penalties for abortion.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that an abortion performed in violation of this Act will be charged with a class A felony, and any attempted abortion in violation of this Act will be charged with a class C felony (Sec. 6).

  • Prohibits any person from intentionally performing or attempting to perform an abortion except if an attending physician licensed in the state determines that an abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that the attending physician’s determination that an abortion is medically necessary must be confirmed in writing by a second physician licensed in the state within 180 days after the abortion is completed (Sec. 4).

  • Defines  “serious health risk” as a condition that necessitates the termination of a pregnancy in order to avert death or to avert serious risk of physical impairment of major bodily function (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that no person on whom an abortion is performed may be criminally or civilly liable (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that no physician who confirms an abortion is medically necessary due to a serious health risk, may be held criminally or civilly liable for those actions (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that construction of any existing statutes and regulation in conflict with this Act shall be repealed as null and void (Sec. 8).

  • Specifies that this Act will become effective six months following its approval by the governor, or otherwise becoming law (Sec. 10).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Abortions

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