H. B. 2073
(By Delegate Overington)
[Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2L-1 and §16-2L-2, all relating to “Report of Induced Abortions Act”; and requiring reports of abortions to the Department of Health and Human Resources.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2L-1 and §16-2L-2, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2L. PRIMARY CARE SUPPORT PROGRAM.
§16-2L-1. Short title.
This article shall be known and may be cited as the “Report of Induced Abortions Act”.
§16-2L-2. Persons performing induced abortions required to report to Department of Health and Human Resources within three days.
(a) In every instance of induced abortion in the State of West Virginia, the person who performs the abortion shall, within three days following the abortion, file a report with the Department of Health and Human Resources which shall list: (1) The gestational age of the fetus; (2) the gender of the fetus, if known; (3) the county of residence of the mother; (4) the age of the mother rounded to the nearest denominator of five; (5) the marital status of the mother; (6) the type of abortion performed; (7) the cost of the abortion and whether it was performed at public expense; (8) the disposal of the remains; (9) whether birth defects were known and, if so, what birth defects; and (10) any physical or psychological complications which are known at the time the report is filed.
(b) The Department of Health and Human Resources shall compile this information for annual publication.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require reports of abortions to the Department of Health and Human Resources.
This article is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.