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HB 1762 Abortion; informed written consent required, civil penalty.

Introduced by: Robert G. Marshall | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Abortion; informed written consent; civil penalty. Provides that any woman seeking an abortion be provided with a written informed consent form at least 24 hours before the performance of the abortion. The bill also provides that such form must contain information regarding the risks of the woman developing placenta previa and placenta accreta in future pregnancies from the performance of a surgical abortion and the attendant consequences of those conditions. The bill increases from $2,500 to $5,000 the civil penalty for a physician who fails to comply with the provisions governing the woman's informed written consent.


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