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Arizona Bill to Amend and Repeal Informed Consent Requirements (HB 2435)

This law was last updated on Feb 9, 2015


This law is Pro–Choice

State

Arizona

Number

HB 2435

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 15, 2015

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 9
Total Sponsors: 9

Topics

Forced Ultrasound, Informed Consent, Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Full Bill Text

www.azleg.gov

HB 2435 includes multiple amendments to Arizona’s informed consent statute (Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 36-2153 & 36-2158) and would:

(1) include rape or incest as an exception to the requirement that the provisions of the statute be fulfilled before a woman’s consent to abortion will be considered “voluntary and informed”;

(2) remove the requirement that the provisions of the statute must be fulfilled 24 hours before the abortion;

(3) remove the 24-hour waiting period for medication abortion;

(4) remove the requirement that an ultrasound must be performed  24 hours prior to an abortion (the ultrasound requirement remains);

(5) include rape or incest as an exception to the requirement that an ultrasound be performed prior to an abortion.

STATUS

Similar to HB 2679, which failed to pass in 2014.


People