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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Ultrasound Informed Consent Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.

Actions Overview (1)

01/17/2008Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

01/17/2008Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/17/2008Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/17/2008Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (72)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1]* 01/17/2008
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 01/17/2008
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2]* 01/17/2008
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10]* 01/17/2008
Rep. Davis, David [R-TN-1]* 01/17/2008
Rep. Walberg, Timothy [R-MI-7]* 01/17/2008
Rep. Sali, Bill [R-ID-1]* 01/17/2008
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15]* 01/17/2008
Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-22]* 01/17/2008
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5]* 01/17/2008
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]* 01/17/2008
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6]* 01/17/2008
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 01/29/2008
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 01/29/2008
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 01/29/2008
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-7] 01/29/2008
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 01/29/2008
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 01/29/2008
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] 01/29/2008
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 01/29/2008
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 01/29/2008
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 01/29/2008
Rep. Broun, Paul C. [R-GA-10] 01/29/2008
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 01/29/2008
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [R-VA-5] 01/29/2008
Rep. Renzi, Rick [R-AZ-1] 01/29/2008
Rep. Musgrave, Marilyn N. [R-CO-4] 02/14/2008
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 02/14/2008
Rep. Feeney, Tom [R-FL-24] 02/14/2008
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 02/14/2008
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 02/14/2008
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 02/14/2008
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 02/14/2008
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 02/14/2008
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11] 02/14/2008
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 02/14/2008
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6] 03/05/2008
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 03/05/2008
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5] 03/05/2008
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 03/05/2008
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19] 03/05/2008
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 03/13/2008
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] 03/13/2008
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3] 03/13/2008
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 03/13/2008
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7] 03/13/2008
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 03/13/2008
Rep. Drake, Thelma D. [R-VA-2] 03/13/2008
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] 04/01/2008
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] 04/01/2008
Rep. Schmidt, Jean [R-OH-2] 04/01/2008
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 04/01/2008
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 04/01/2008
Rep. Fallin, Mary [R-OK-5] 04/01/2008
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 04/01/2008
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8] 04/01/2008
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 04/15/2008
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 04/15/2008
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [R-LA-5] 04/15/2008
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 04/15/2008
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 04/15/2008
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-3] 04/15/2008
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 05/01/2008
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 05/01/2008
Rep. Lungren, Daniel E. [R-CA-3] 05/01/2008
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44] 07/24/2008
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-9] 07/24/2008
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 07/24/2008
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-19] 07/24/2008
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 07/28/2008
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 07/31/2008
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12] 07/31/2008

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/17/2008 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health01/17/2008 Referred to

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Subjects (9)

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Introduced in House (01/17/2008)

Ultrasound Informed Consent Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require abortion providers, before a woman gives informed consent to any part of an abortion, to perform an obstetric ultrasound on the pregnant woman, explain the results, display the ultrasound images so the woman may view them, and provide a medical description of the ultrasound images, including the dimensions of the embryo or fetus and the presence of external members and internal organs, if present and viewable. Provides for: (1) civil penalties for willful failure to comply; and (2) a medical emergency exception.

Prohibits construing this Act to require a woman to view the images or penalizing the physician or the woman if she refuses to look at the images.