Ubelhor: Various Abortion Matters Bill Passes the House

Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:00 pm

Start Date:  3/24/2011  All Day  
End Date:  3/24/2011    

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


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


The bill is intended to prevent 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.


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.


If a physician knowingly performs an abortion in violation of the law, the mother and the biological father can create a cause for action seeking actual or punitive damages. Additionally, injunctive relief for specified individuals can be applied to prevent the physician from performing more abortions in violation of the law.


"This is the most sweeping pro-life legislation to pass the House of Representatives in two weeks," said Rep. Ubelhor.