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Missouri Law Amending Informed Consent Requirement (HB 1934)

This law was last updated on Apr 21, 2014


State

Missouri

Number

HB 1934

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 20, 2014

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 10
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 11

Topics

Informed Consent, Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Full Bill Text

house.mo.gov

HB 1934 would have required the Department of Health and Senior Services to create a video that contains all of the information that must be provided to a woman considering an abortion before her consent would be deemed voluntary and informed. The required information was set forth in Missouri’s informed consent law, Mo. Rev. Stat. § 188.027. Except in cases of medical emergency, a physician who is to perform an abortion would have beeen required to show the video to the woman at least 24 hours prior to the abortion.

STATUS

Referred to Health Care Policy Committee. No hearing scheduled.


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