Abortions; performance, eliminates certain requirement. (HB1037)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Performance of abortions. Eliminates the requirement that two other physicians certify that a third trimester abortion is necessary to prevent the woman's death or impairment of her mental or physical health. Amends § 18.2-74, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2018Committee
01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103635D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 3-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Phil Grandfield writes:

Regardless of your views on "Pro Life" or "Pro Choice", a second and third medical opinion on decision as important as abortion in the third trimester is good thing. Does this legislative change restrict a woman's right's to a second and third opinion is she wants one?