North Carolina ‘Women’s Right to Know Addition’ (HB 22)
This law was last updated on Feb 14, 2019
HB 22 would require physicians who prescribe the abortion pill to inform their patients that it’s possible to “reverse” the effects of medication abortion.
The bill would require a physician or qualified health professional to provide the following information immediately prior to administering the drug Mifepristone to a pregnant patient:
- That it’s possible to discontinue a drug-induced abortion by not taking the prescribed Misoprostol and taking progesterone to reverse the effects of the Mifepristone; and
- Information where individuals can obtain assistance in discontinuing a drug-induced abortion is available on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Internet Web site.
Additionally, immediately prior to administering the drug Misoprostol (the second step of a drug-induced abortion), the physician or qualified professional would need to provide medical proof to the patient that fetal death has occurred.
The bill would require the state department of health and human services to provide the same information on the department’s website.
Based on model legislation drafted by Americans United for Life.