Informed consent for abortion; ultrasound required before performing to determine gestation age. (HB1315)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), and Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Informed consent: ultrasound required before performing abortion to determine gestation age. Requires that, as a component of informed consent to an abortion and determination of gestation age, every pregnant female shall be given the opportunity to view an ultrasound image of her fetus prior to the abortion. Read the Bill »


02/28/2008: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080309448
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 4-N)
01/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Read first time
01/31/2008Read second time
01/31/2008Amendments by Delegate Marshall, R.G. rejected
01/31/2008Engrossed by House
02/01/2008Read third time and passed House (62-Y 37-N)
02/01/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (62-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Communicated to Senate
02/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/28/2008Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (11-Y 4-N)


Angela, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Byron to Courts of justice