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HB 1316 Sex-selective abortions; penalty.
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Sex-selective abortions; penalty. Provides that a person who performs an abortion with knowledge that the abortion is sought solely and exclusively on account of the sex of the unborn child is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The bill also requires that the information that must be provided to a woman seeking an abortion prior to obtaining her informed written consent to the procedure shall include a statement that the physician would be committing a criminal offense if he performs an abortion solely on account of the sex of the unborn child.