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SB 2391 - Abortion Law Reform - Mississippi Key Vote

Stacey Pickering voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Abortion Law Reform

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (49-2) - (Key vote)
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Title: Abortion Law Reform

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House Amendments and pass a bill that amends existing law as it pertains to abortion and includes provisions that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Highlights:
-Requires the court to grant a parental consent waiver if the court does not reach a decision within seventy-two hours of application for a waiver (Sec.1). -Amends existing law to state that there must be "clear and convincing evidence" for the court to grant a waiver (Sec.1). -Declares that anyone performing an abortion, except in cases "where necessary for the preservation of the mother's life or where the pregnancy was caused by rape," can receive a prison term of one to ten years (Sec.2). -Requires that before a physician may perform an abortion he or she must perform an ultrasound, offer to let the patient view the ultrasound and hear the heart beat, offer a copy of the ultrasound to the patient, and have the patient certify that she was presented with the above information (Sec.3). -Declares that the provisions of this bill are severable if any should be deemed unconstitutional (Sec.5). -Provides that Sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 will take effect beginning July 1, 2007; and that Section 2 shall take effect ten days after the Attorney General publishes a determination that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe v. Wade decision and that Section 2 would be constitutional (Sec.6).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (97-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Abortion Law Reform

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends existing law as it pertains to abortion and includes provisions that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Highlights:
-Requires the court to grant a parental consent waiver if the court does not reach a decision within seventy-two hours of application for a waiver (Sec.1). -Amends existing law to state that there must be "clear and convincing evidence" for the court to grant a waiver (Sec.1). -Declares that anyone performing an abortion, except in cases "where necessary for the preservation of the mother's life or where the pregnancy was caused by rape," can receive a prison term of one to ten years (Sec.2). -Requires that before a physician may perform an abortion he or she must perform an ultrasound, offer to let the patient view the ultrasound and hear the heart beat, offer a copy of the ultrasound to the patient, and have the patient certify that she was presented with the above information (Sec.3). -Declares that the provisions of this bill are severable if any should be deemed unconstitutional (Sec.5). -Provides that Sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 will take effect beginning July 1, 2007; and that Section 2 shall take effect ten days after the Attorney General publishes a determination that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe v. Wade decision and that Section 2 would be constitutional (Sec.6).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (51-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Parental Consent Waiver for Abortions

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that states that the court must grant a waiver of the parental consent requirement in order for a minor to obtain an abortion without parental consent and amends existing code so that the court is not required to grant a waiver if the court does not reach a ruling within seventy-two hours.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Parental Consent Waiver for Abortions

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Sidney M. 'Sid' Albritton (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Jackson 'Mike' Chaney (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Doug E. Davis (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Merle Flowers (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William Gardner 'Billy' Hewes III (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' King Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Perry E. Lee (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Travis Lane Little (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Ed Morgan (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick Alan Nunnelee (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stacey E. Pickering (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles E. 'Charlie' Ross (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Shannon' Walley (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
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