Abortion; eliminate certain requirements, civil penalty. (SB1451)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

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. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101467D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1451)
01/17/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19105453D-S1
01/17/2019Incorporates SB1054 (Locke)
01/17/2019Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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