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Wyoming Ultrasound Bill (HB 156)

This law was last updated on Mar 5, 2015


State

Wyoming

Number

HB 156

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 23, 2015

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 8
Co-sponsors: 4
Total Sponsors: 12

Topics

Forced Ultrasound

Full Bill Text

legisweb.state.wy.us

HB 156 would have required a physician to inform a pregnant woman at least 24 hours prior to the abortion that she has a right to view an active ultrasound and hear the fetal heartbeat, except in case of a medical emergency. The quality of the ultrasound image and the heart auscultation would have to be consistent with standard medical practice in the community.

This bill does not mandate an ultrasound.

If any disclosures are required, the woman must sign a statement that she was provided the requisite information and the signed statement would be stored in the woman’s medical file.

 


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