[r73] Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House (3/31/2011)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Start Date: 3/31/2011 All Day
End Date: 3/31/2011

Rep. Davisson's Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House


STATEHOUSE- Rep. Davisson's breast cancer screening and various abortion matters bill passed the House last night by a vote of 73 to 23. The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration.


HB 1210 ensures that funds from Indiana's check-up plan trust fund to be used to provide money for breast and cervical cancer checks. Additionally, the bill prevents late term abortions in Indiana unless the mother's life is endangered.


The bill sets various requirements that physicians must meet prior to performing an abortion, such as the woman being informed orally and in writing of information that includes the risks involved, information on the fetus, and being shown an ultrasound of the fetus. Moreover, the state department of health is required to provide materials for pregnant woman on their website.


"This bill will make Indiana one of the most pro-life states in the nation and provides improvements in women's health in the areas of breast and cervical cancer screenings," said Rep. Davisson.