Abortion; eliminate certain requirements. (HB2491)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Abortion; eliminate certain requirements. Eliminates the requirement that an abortion in the second trimester of pregnancy and prior to the third trimester be performed in a hospital. The bill eliminates all the procedures and processes, including the performance of an ultrasound, required to effect a woman's informed written consent to the performance of an abortion; however, the bill does not change the requirement that a woman's informed written consent be first obtained. The bill 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, as well as the need to find that any such impairment to the woman's health would be substantial and irremediable. The bill also removes language classifying facilities that perform five or more first-trimester abortions per month as hospitals for the purpose of complying with regulations establishing minimum standards for hospitals. Amends § 16.1-77, § 18.2-73, § 18.2-74, § 18.2-76, § 32.1-127, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/09/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103112D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2491)

Comments

Elizabeth Widlak writes:

DELEGATE TRAN, THIS IS A VERY CONCERNING BILL TO BRING FORTH. PLEASE VIEW THE ULTRASOUND DONE WHILEST A LATER TERM ABORTION IS PERFORMED. THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR. AND THE KILLING OF A FULLY DEVELOPED FETUS IS, WHILST RIPPING THEM LIMB FROM LIMB IS THE MOST INHUMANE THING I HAVE EVER BEEN WITNESS TO. PLEASE INFORM YOURSELF ON WHAT YOU ARE PROPOSING TO THE INNOCENT UNBORN CHILD. THIS IS EVIL LEGISLATION AND I HOPE FOR THE SAKE OF INNOCENT LIVES, THAT YOUR BILL GETS SHUT DOWN, AND SWIFTLY.

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