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SB 484 Abortion; ultrasound required at least 24 hours prior to undergoing procedure.

Introduced by: Jill Holtzman Vogel | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Abortion; informed consent.  Requires that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion, to determine gestation age, every pregnant female shall undergo ultrasound imaging and be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image of her fetus prior to the abortion. The medical professional performing the ultrasound must obtain written certification from the woman that the opportunity was offered and whether the woman availed herself of the opportunity to see the ultrasound image or hear the fetal heartbeat. A copy of the ultrasound and the written certification shall be maintained in the woman's medical records at the facility where the abortion is to be performed.  This bill incorporates SB 279.


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