H.R.649 - Ultrasound Informed Consent Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] (Introduced 01/22/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/23/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.649 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/22/2009)
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.