South Dakota Heart Auscultation Bill (HB 1190)

This law was last updated on Jan 31, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

South Dakota

Number

HB 1190

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Jan 30, 2019

Topics

Forced Ultrasound

Full Bill Text

sdlegislature.gov

HB 1190 would prohibit a physician from performing an abortion on a pregnant person without first making audible the heart auscultation—if present—of the fetus.

The bill would require the physician to provide a verbal explanation of the heart auscultation in a manner understandable to a layperson. If the pregnant person chooses not to receive any verbal explanation, it must be documented by the abortion facility, including the date, time, and the pregnant person’s signature attesting to their choice.

Current state law prohibits facilities that perform abortions from performing an abortion on a pregnant person without first offering the pregnant person an opportunity to view a sonogram of the fetus. The pregnant person is able to decline to view the images. This bill would require the fetal heart tone to be made audible. The pregnant patient may only opt-out of hearing the verbal description.


Latest Action

1/30/19 – Introduced; referred to House Health and Human Services Committee.


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