Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Abortion. Makes certain findings. Extends the waiting period for an abortion from 18 to 48 hours. Imposes additional disclosure requirements relating to the informed consent to an abortion. Increases the penalties for abortion related violations as follows: (1) For failing to submit a timely pregnancy termination from a Class B misdemeanor to a Level 4 felony. (2) For performing an abortion not expressly provided by law from a Level 5 felony to a Level 4 felony. (3) For failing to obtain a parental consent when required from a Class A misdemeanor to a Level 4 felony. (4) For a violation Abortion. Makes certain findings. Extends the waiting period for an abortion from 18 to 48 hours. Imposes additional disclosure requirements relating to the informed consent to an abortion. Increases the penalties for abortion related violations as follows: (1) For failing to submit a timely pregnancy termination from a Class B misdemeanor to a Level 4 felony. (2) For performing an abortion not expressly provided by law from a Level 5 felony to a Level 4 felony. (3) For failing to obtain a parental consent when required from a Class A misdemeanor to a Level 4 felony. (4) For a violation of the informed consent requirements from a Class A infraction to a Level 4 felony. Provides that a person convicted of a crime concerning abortion is subject to professional disciplinary action. Provides that a provider may not accept payment or otherwise bind pregnant woman to make a payment for performing or inducing an abortion until after the expiration of the 48 hour waiting period. Provides that a provider may be civilly liable to an injured party for violating the statutory requirements for performing an abortion. ... View more