Senate Bill 0090
DIGEST OF SB90 (Updated February 10, 2009 3:26 pm - DI 84)
Abortion matters. Provides that for consent to an abortion to be voluntary and informed, a physician must inform the pregnant woman that there is differing medical evidence concerning when a fetus feels pain. Provides that notice must be given to a pregnant woman in writing at least 18 hours before an abortion: (1) concerning the availability of adoptions and that certain adoption-related expenses may be borne by the adoptive parents; (2) concerning physical risks to the woman in having an abortion; (3) concerning physical risks to the woman for carrying the fetus to term; and (4) stating that an embryo formed by the fertilization of a human ovum by a human sperm immediately begins to divide and grow as human physical life.
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