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LB 209 - Requires Abortion Providers Tell Patients About Options to Continue Pregnancy After Taking Mifepristone - Nebraska Key Vote

Steve Lathrop voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Abortion Providers Tell Patients About Options to Continue Pregnancy After Taking Mifepristone

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (36-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Abortion Providers Tell Patients About Options to Continue Pregnancy After Taking Mifepristone

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires abortion providers tell patients about their options to continue a pregnancy after taking the abortion medication Mifepristone.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the individual on whom an abortion is performed to be informed that research indicates that Mifepristone by itself is not always effective in ending a pregnancy, and if they change their mind and wish to continue a pregnancy after taking Mifepristone, information on finding immediate medical assistance is available on the Department of Health and Human Services website (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to publish materials designed to inform the individual on whom an abortion is performed that they may still have a viable pregnancy after taking Mifepristone (Sec. 2).

  • Requires these materials include the following statements (Sec. 2):

    • “Research indicates that Mifepristone alone is not always effective in ending a pregnancy. You may still have a viable pregnancy after taking Mifepristone. If you change your mind and want to continue your pregnancy after taking Mifepristone, it may not be too late”; and

    • Materials including contact information, that will assist the person on whom an abortion is performed in finding a medical professional who can help them continue their pregnancy after taking Mifepristone.

  • Specifies that breast-feeding a child in a public place is not an action considered to be the crime of public indecency (Sec. 4).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (36-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Abortion Providers Tell Patients About Options to Continue Pregnancy After Taking Mifepristone

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

Vote to pass a bill that requires abortion providers tell patients about their options to continue a pregnancy after taking the abortion medication Mifepristone.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the individual on whom an abortion is performed to be informed that research indicates that Mifepristone by itself is not always effective in ending a pregnancy, and if they change their mind and wish to continue a pregnancy after taking Mifepristone, information on finding immediate medical assistance is available on the Department of Health and Human Services website (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to publish materials designed to inform the individual on whom an abortion is performed that they may still have a viable pregnancy after taking Mifepristone (Sec. 2).

  • Requires these materials include the following statements (Sec. 2):

    • “Research indicates that Mifepristone alone is not always effective in ending a pregnancy. You may still have a viable pregnancy after taking Mifepristone. If you change your mind and want to continue your pregnancy after taking Mifepristone, it may not be too late”; and

    • Materials including contact information, that will assist the person on whom an abortion is performed in finding a medical professional who can help them continue their pregnancy after taking Mifepristone.

  • Specifies that breast-feeding a child in a public place is not an action considered to be the crime of public indecency (Sec. 4).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Abortion Providers Tell Patients About Options to Continue Pregnancy After Taking Mifepristone

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