Abortion; informed consent thereto shall include determination by physician. (HB2301)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Informed consent to an abortion. Provides that informed consent to an abortion shall include a determination by a physician, who shall neither perform the abortion nor gain financially by the performance of the abortion, of the viability of the pregnancy as indicated by the presence of a fetal sac within the uterus and of fetal cardiac activity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072159272
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice


Opal Stroup writes:

There is no reason that this determination cannot be made by the physician performing the abortion. This is simply another attempt to delay the patients access to an abortion. Mr. Cole is simply trying to enforce his beliefs on others.

Jan Cornell writes:

So the women has to go to yet ANOTHER doctor? And pay for that privilege? Why?

I see the usual wingnuts are out in full force trying to force their idealogy on the rest of us normal folks.

Dan Kachur writes:

Honestly, where is the smoke-filled room filled with anti-choice nuts who are brainstorming inane ways to limit abortion access? Where do they keep coming up with this crap?

Cory Capron writes:

I'm all for informing a patient of other options and other reasonable preliminary steps. But the more you stall an abortion, the more time the embryo will develop before it is aborted. Anyone against late term abortions should keep that in mind when addressing bills like this one.