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Arkansas Bill Amending Informed Consent Requirements (SB 1157)

This law was last updated on Jan 6, 2015




SB 1157


Failed to Pass


Mar 11, 2013


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Total Sponsors: 1


Informed Consent

Full Bill Text

SB 1157 would have added to the list of things a physician must inform a patient at least 24 hours before performing an abortion.

The physician would have been required to give oral descriptions of the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics of the fetus at the time the abortion is to be performed; the method to be used; all risks associated with the abortion, including cervical or uterine perforation, dangers from subsequent pregnancies, hemorrhage, increased risk of breast cancer and infection, and alternatives to abortion.

An increase in risk of breast cancer is not supported by medical research. In fact, a new study confirms that there is no causative link between abortion and breast cancer.


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