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Arkansas Abortion Providers’ Admitting Privileges Act (HB 1421)

This law was last updated on Oct 11, 2017

This law is Anti–Choice Model Bill




HB 1421


Failed to Pass


Feb 19, 2015


Co-sponsors: 31
Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 33


Admitting Privileges, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers

Full Bill Text

HB 1421 would have required that on the day an abortion is performed in an abortion clinic, a physician with admitting privileges at a hospital located within 30 miles of the abortion clinic remain on the premises in order to facilitate the transfer of emergency cases.


As reported by RH Reality Check:

Proponents of admitting privileges laws charge that the legislation is based on safety, arguing that abortion providers should have an explicit contract with a hospital just in case something goes awry during the procedure. This anti-choice argument is based on no medical evidence: According to medical professionals, abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in the United States. Admitting privileges laws, the rules of which are not applied to other kinds of outpatient surgical centers, are instead a political tool to decrease abortion access, abortion proponents charge.


Died in committee.