Unborn child pain information; requires doctors to offer to anesthetize fetus prior to abortion. (HB1556)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unborn child pain information. Requires doctors to offer to anesthetize a fetus prior to abortion and to include in informational materials a statement that a fetus at 20 gestational weeks has the physical structures necessary to feel pain and react to physical stimuli in a manner that, in an infant or adult, would be interpreted as a response to pain. Read the Bill »


02/28/2008: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 084735464
01/18/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1556)
01/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Read first time
01/31/2008Read second time
01/31/2008Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R.G. rejected
01/31/2008Pending question ordered
01/31/2008Engrossed by House
02/01/2008Read third time and passed House (68-Y 31-N)
02/01/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (68-Y 31-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 (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)