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South Dakota Bill Regarding Sonogram and Heart Auscultation (SB 6)

This law was last updated on Feb 4, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

South Dakota

Number

SB 6

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 8, 2019

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 14
Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 16

Topics

Forced Ultrasound, Informed Consent

Full Bill Text

sdlegislature.gov

SB 6 would prohibit a physician from performing an abortion on a pregnant person without first displaying the sonogram images of the fetus so that the pregnant person may view the images.

The physician would be required to provide a verbal explanation of the images, including a medical description of the dimensions of the fetus, the presence of cardiac activity, and the presence of external members and internal organs.

The bill would further prohibit a physician from performing an abortion on a pregnant person without first making audible the heart auscultation, if present, of the fetus. The physician would be required to provide a verbal explanation of the heart auscultation as well.

The abortion facility would need to document any instance where a patient declines to receive verbal explanations.


Related Legislation

Similar to HB 1177.


Latest Action

12/14/18 – Prefiled.

1/8/19 – Introduced; referred to Health and Human Services Committee.

1/25/19 – Deferred to the 41st legislative day—by a 5-2 vote—effectively killing the measure.


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