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Introduced Version House Bill 3262 History

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H. B. 3262


(By Delegate Trump)
[Introduced March 25, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-42-9, relating to requiring a woman, prior to an abortion, to have a pregnancy test administered at the facility where the abortion is to be performed; providing that the pregnancy test results must be confirmed prior to the abortion; and providing for the revocation of the license of a physician for violations.

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 section, designated §33-42-9, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 42. WOMEN'S ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE ACT.
§33-42-9. Pregnancy test required at facility where abortion to be performed; penalty.
(a) No abortion may be performed upon a woman before a pregnancy test has been administered in the medical facility where the abortion is to be performed and the pregnancy test results have been confirmed prior to the abortion.
(b) The West Virginia Board of Medicine shall revoke the licence of any physician violating the provisions of this section for a period of not less than ten years.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require a woman, prior to an abortion, to have a pregnancy test administered at the facility where the abortion is to be performed, and the pregnancy test results must be confirmed prior to the abortion. The bill also provides that the license of a physician may be revoked for violations.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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