Illinois Ultrasound Opportunity Act (HB 2701)
This law was last updated on Jan 18, 2018
HB 2701 would require that a physician who is to perform an abortion offer any woman seeking an abortion after 8 weeks gestation an opportunity to view an active ultrasound of her fetus, except in cases of medical emergency. The woman’s response to the offer must be documented, including the date and time of the offer, and signed by the woman as an attestation to her informed decision to accept or decline the offer.
Based on model legislation drafted by the Catholic Conference of Illinois.
Similar to HB 2683 (2013), and HB 4085 (2012), both of which failed to pass.
- Catholic Conference of Illinois — Drafted Model Law