Senate Bill 0489
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DIGEST OF SB 489 (Updated February 26, 2013 3:53 pm - DI 84)
Abortion forms. Requires that the written certification required of a pregnant woman before undergoing an abortion must be on a form developed by the state department of health (state department). Requires the state department to develop an informed consent brochure and post the brochure on the state department's website. Requires the abortion provider to distribute the brochure to a patient in color and with specified information included on the back cover. Requires the abortion provider to be the one to perform pre-abortion fetal ultrasound imaging and auscultation of the fetal heart tone. Provides that if the pregnant woman does not want to listen to the auscultation of the fetal heart tone, the woman must certify that in writing on a form developed by the state department of health.
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