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READ THE DOCS: Virginia abortion bill would allow third-trimester abortions up until moment of birth

HB 2491 Abortion; eliminate certain requirements.

Introduced by: Kathy K.L. Tran |

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

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.

 

FULL TEXT: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?191+ful+HB2491

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