HB 1245


By Representative(s) MCDERMOTT

Report Title: Abortion; Omnibus Bill

Description: Bans partial birth abortions unless the mother's life is in jeopardy. Forbids an abortion to be performed for an unmarried pregnant minor unless the minor's parent, guardian, or conservator has been notified. Provides an alternative to notice requirements through the judicial process. Also provides that the performance of an abortion in violation of the Act shall be a misdemeanor and grounds for civil action. Prohibits school-based health service centers from providing counseling, recommendations, or referrals to students regarding abortion. Prohibits partial-birth abortions. Defines partial-birth abortion. Provides penalties. Requires minors to obtain written consent of at least one parent before having an abortion. Minors defined as anyone under age of 17 for purposes of this section. Provides definition of informed consent for abortions and certification requirements.

 1-28-99        H Introduced and passed First Reading                      
 1-28-99        H Referred to the committees on 1. HLT 2. EDN 3. JHA ,        
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