Abortion; informed written consent. (SB133)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Abortion; informed written consent. Provides that a woman seeking an abortion may waive in writing any requirement establishing a mandatory time period or mandating that a physician provide to or review with the woman specific information or materials before an abortion may be performed. The bill requires that a copy of such waiver be maintained in the woman's medical records. The bill also provides that, regardless of any waiver, a physician is still obligated to satisfy the applicable standard of care. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/19/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102639D
12/19/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/10/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB133)
01/18/2018Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)