Oregon Sex-Selective Abortion Ban (HB 3048)
This law was last updated on Aug 30, 2019
HB 3048 would prohibit a person from performing or attempting to perform abortion if they know that the pregnant person seeking the abortion is seeking the abortion because of the sex of the fetus.
The bill would allow the following people to bring action for damages or injunctive relief against a person who performed or attempted to perform sex-selective abortion:
- A person upon whom an abortion is performed;
- A parent of the fetus; or
- A grandparent of the fetus.
The bill would allow an action for injunctive relief be brought against a person who intentionally performed or attempted to perform an abortion in violation to enjoin the person from performing or attempting to perform further abortions in violation of the Act.
Such action may be brought by:
- The person upon whom an abortion was performed or attempted to be performed;
- The spouse, parent, sibling, legal guardian, or current or former health-care provider of the pregnant person;
- The local district attorney; or
- The state attorney general.
The bill would allow a court to impose fines for contempt of court of up to $100,000 per violation. The bill would allow a court to award attorney fees to the prevailing party.
Similar to SB 329, which prohibits abortion based on the sex of the fetus during the third trimester.
2/25/19 – Introduced; referred to House Health Care Committee.