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Introduced Version Senate Bill 468 History

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Senate Bill No. 468

(By Senators Harrison and Boley)

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[Introduced March 7, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Health and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-2F-10, relating to hospitals not being required to perform abortions unless the mother's life is in imminent danger.

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 §16-2F-10, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2F. PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTIONS PERFORMED ON UNEMANCIPATED MINORS.

§16-2F-10. Hospital not required to perform abortions unless the life of the mother is in imminent danger.

A hospital may not be required to perform any abortion, except
in cases when the life of the mother is in imminent danger.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to not require hospitals to perform abortions unless the mother's life is in imminent danger.

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

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