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HB18-1082: A Woman’s Right To Accurate Health Care Information

Reproductive Freedom | Women’s Rights
Bill Number: HB18-1082
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Active Oppose
Sponsors: L. Saine/ V. Marble

Description:

The bill ensures that women are fully and accurately informed
about their personal medical conditions regarding their pregnancies and
health care options. Current medical procedures already use ultrasound
technology to provide information regarding the gestational age of a child
in utero. The bill ensures that a woman has the opportunity to see or
forego seeing her ultrasound. The bill gives the woman a choice between
an abdominal or vaginal ultrasound. The bill allows a woman the
opportunity to find a provider of ultrasound technology that will provide
the service free of charge. The bill requires that a woman be given full
and accurate information regarding her abortion. The bill describes the
information that the physician performing the abortion provides to the
woman and gives the woman an opportunity to sign or refuse to sign a
receipt of information. The bill requires the abortion provider to provide
certain information to the woman at least 24 hours prior to performing an
abortion. The bill creates a civil right of action for noncompliance with the
requirements, making a physician’s noncompliance with the requirements
unprofessional conduct and making a violation of the requirements a
crime.


Current Status:

House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (02/22/2018)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment (01/17/2018)



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