Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Last updated: March 18, 2016

Laws

Title Number State Proposed Status
Arizona Omnibus Abortion Bill (HB 2036) HB 2036 Arizona January 9, 2012 Blocked/Enjoined
North Carolina Motorcycle Abortion Bill (SB 353) SB 353 North Carolina March 19, 2013 Current
Texas Bill to Repeal Waiting Period Requirement in Woman’s Right to Know Act (HB 35) HB 35 Texas July 2, 2013 Failed to Pass
Texas Adoption Education Course Requirement (SB 42) SB 42 Texas July 29, 2013 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill Amending Woman’s Right to Know Act to Include Mandatory Sonogram and Waiting Period (HB 15) HB 15 Texas February 11, 2011 Current
Texas Bill to Remove ‘Risk of Breast Cancer’ From Informed Consent Requirements (HB 2945) HB 2945 Texas March 7, 2013 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill to Repeal Waiting Period Requirement in Woman’s Right to Know Act (HB 3744) HB 3744 Texas March 8, 2013 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill to Remove ‘Risk of Breast Cancer’ From Informed Consent Requirements (SB 33) SB 33 Texas July 9, 2013 Failed to Pass
Texas Adoption Education Course Requirement (HB 21) HB 21 Texas August 5, 2013 Failed to Pass
Texas Adoption Education Course Requirement (SB 17) SB 17 Texas August 2, 2013 Failed to Pass
Texas Woman’s Right to Know Act (HB 15) HB 15 Texas January 30, 2003 Current
Texas Woman’s Right to Know Act (SB 835) SB 835 Texas March 3, 2003 Current
Texas Bill Regarding Medical Information Provided in Informational Materials in Women’s Right to Know Act (HB 3745) HB 3745 Texas March 8, 2013 Failed to Pass
Arizona Bill Regulating Crisis Pregnancy Centers 2014 (HB 2572) HB 2572 Arizona February 4, 2014 Failed to Pass
New Mexico Woman’s Right to Know Act (HB 122) HB 122 New Mexico January 16, 2013 Failed to Pass
New Mexico Abortion as Evidence Tampering Bill (HB 206) HB 206 New Mexico January 23, 2013 Failed to Pass
Arizona Bill to Amend and Repeal Informed Consent Requirements (HB 2679) HB 2679 Arizona February 12, 2014 Failed to Pass
Missouri 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill (HB 1307) HB 1307 Missouri January 9, 2014 Current
Missouri 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill (SB 519) SB 519 Missouri January 8, 2014 Failed to Pass
Missouri 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill (HB 1313) HB 1313 Missouri January 9, 2014 Failed to Pass
Missouri Law Amending Informed Consent Requirement (HB 1934) HB 1934 Missouri February 20, 2014 Failed to Pass
Missouri Ultrasound Informed Consent Act (HB 1613) HB 1613 Missouri January 27, 2014 Failed to Pass
Missouri Bill Increasing Income Tax Credits for Contributions to Pregnancy Resource Centers (SB 638) SB 638 Missouri December 18, 2013 Failed to Pass
Missouri Abortion-Inducing Drug Safety Act (HB 177) HB 177 Missouri January 16, 2013 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma Bill Amending Informed Consent Law (HB 2685) HB 2685 Oklahoma February 3, 2014 Current
Louisiana Omnibus Abortion Bill (HB 388) HB 388 Louisiana February 25, 2014 Blocked/Enjoined
Louisiana Bill to Amend Informed Consent Requirements (HB 1262) HB 1262 Louisiana April 10, 2014 Current
Louisiana Bill to Amend Informed Consent Requirements (HB 727) HB 727 Louisiana February 28, 2014 Failed to Pass
Alabama Bill Amending Woman’s Right to Know Act to Increase Waiting Period (HB 489) HB 489 Alabama February 13, 2014 Failed to Pass
Alabama Perinatal Hospice Information Act (HB 493) HB 493 Alabama February 13, 2014 Failed to Pass
Alabama Bill Amending Informed Consent Requirements (HB 360) HB 360 Alabama February 28, 2013 Failed to Pass
Illinois Informed Consent Bill (HB 5463) HB 5463 Illinois February 11, 2014 Failed to Pass
South Dakota Bill Regarding Pregnancy Center Registry (HB 1180) HB 1180 South Dakota January 30, 2014 Current
South Dakota Bill Revising Abortion Counseling Provisions (HB 1237) HB 1237 South Dakota January 28, 2013 Current
South Dakota Bill Requiring Waiting Period and Counseling (HB 1217) HB 1217 South Dakota January 31, 2011 Current
South Dakota Bill Regarding False Advertising by Crisis Pregnancy Centers (HB 1150) HB 1150 South Dakota January 23, 2012 Failed to Pass
South Dakota Informed Consent Law (HB 1166) HB 1166 South Dakota January 27, 2005 Current
Kansas Honoring Crisis Pregnancy Centers (SCR 1606) SCR 1606 Kansas January 22, 2013 Current
Ohio Bill Amending Informed Consent Requirements and Increasing Waiting Period (HB 200) HB 200 Ohio June 11, 2013 Failed to Pass
Mississippi Bill Amending Forced Ultrasound Law (HB 1292) HB 1292 Mississippi February 5, 2013 Failed to Pass
Missouri Bill Amending Informed Consent Requirements to Include Video (HB 124) HB 124 Missouri December 3, 2014 Failed to Pass
Iowa Woman’s Right to Know Act (SF 12) SF 12 Iowa January 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Forced Ultrasound Bill (HB 2) HB 2 Tennessee November 13, 2014 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Informed Consent Bill (SB 13) SB 13 Tennessee January 7, 2015 Proposed
Mississippi 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill (SB 2138) SB 2138 Mississippi January 9, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Bill to Repeal Waiting Period Requirement in Woman’s Right to Know Act (HB 709) HB 709 Texas January 14, 2015 Failed to Pass
Kentucky Bill Amending Informed Consent Requirements (SB 4) SB 4 Kentucky January 6, 2015 Failed to Pass
Oklahoma 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill (HB 1409) HB 1409 Oklahoma February 2, 2015 Signed into Law
Arizona Bill to Amend and Repeal Informed Consent Requirements (HB 2435) HB 2435 Arizona January 15, 2015 Failed to Pass
Florida Bill Amending Informed Consent Law to Add Waiting Period (SB 724) SB 724 Florida February 5, 2015 Failed to Pass
Florida Bill Amending Informed Consent Law to Add Waiting Period (HB 633) HB 633 Florida February 6, 2015 Blocked/Enjoined
Tennessee Forced Ultrasound Bill (SB 775) SB 775 Tennessee February 11, 2015 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Informed Consent and Waiting Period Bill (SB 1190) SB 1190 Tennessee February 12, 2015 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Informed Consent and Waiting Period Bill (HB 989) HB 989 Tennessee February 12, 2015 Failed to Pass
Tennessee Bill Regarding Informed Consent and Waiting Period (SB 1222) SB 1222 Tennessee February 12, 2015 Current
Tennessee Bill Regarding Informed Consent and Waiting Period (HB 977) HB 977 Tennessee February 12, 2015 Failed to Pass
New Mexico Woman’s Informed Decision Act (SB 652) SB 652 New Mexico February 2, 2015 Failed to Pass
South Dakota Bill Regarding Down Syndrome Counseling (HB 1155) HB 1155 South Dakota January 28, 2015 Failed to Pass
Texas Informed Consent/Coerced Abortion Ban (HB 1648) HB 1648 Texas February 19, 2015 Failed to Pass
Massachusetts Woman’s Right to Know Act (H 1541) H 1541 Massachusetts March 10, 2015 Proposed
Texas Informed Consent/Coerced Abortion Ban (SB 831) SB 831 Texas February 26, 2015 Failed to Pass
North Carolina Woman’s Right to Know Act (HB 854) HB 854 North Carolina Current
New York Women’s Right to Know Act (S 178) S 178 New York January 27, 2015 Failed to Pass
North Carolina 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill (HB 465) HB 465 North Carolina April 1, 2015 Current
Indiana Bill Regarding Informed Consent and Waiting Periods (SB 374) SB 374 Indiana January 11, 2016 Failed to Pass
Colorado Women’s Reproductive Information Guarantee for Health and Transparency (RIGHT) Act (SB 285) SB 285 Colorado April 28, 2015 Failed to Pass
Colorado Women’s Reproductive Information Guarantee for Health and Transparency (RIGHT) Act (HB 1218) HB 1218 Colorado February 4, 2016 Failed to Pass
Louisiana Bill Extending Abortion Procedure Waiting Period (HB 386) HB 386 Louisiana March 3, 2016 Signed into Law
Pennsylvania Bill Regarding Abortion Restrictions (HB 1948) HB 1948 Pennsylvania April 1, 2016 Proposed
Pennsylvania Bill Regarding Abortion Restrictions (SB 888) SB 888 Pennsylvania June 6, 2016 Proposed