HB 462 Abortion

Bill ID:2012 House Bill 462
Introduced:Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sponsors: ---
Status:Became Law
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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.

Related Issues: Abortion

 

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GinaMartin

I can support this, to determine gestation age. It doesn't mean that she is being forced to look at. I can tell you that many years ago I went with someone for support as they had theirs done and they did do an ultrasound. Gave her the option to see it or not. She chose to look at it and made her peace.

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