SB 29 (BR 995) - E. Tori, T. Buford, V. McGaha, T. Philpot, A. Robinson, R. Sanders Jr, J. Westwood
AN ACT relating to abortion.
Amend KRS 311.720 to define "medical emergency", "probable gestational age of the embryo or fetus"; and "qualified person"; create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.820 to prohibit the performance or inducement of abortion without informed consent; require physician, at least 24 hours prior to performance or inducement of abortion. to inform the pregnant woman of the nature of the abortion, the probable gestational age of the embryo or fetus, and the medical risks, including the risk of breast cancer; require the woman to certify in writing that she has received this information; require that information be given to the woman about medical assistance for childbirth, prenatal and postnatal care, and the father's legal obligation to contribute to the support of a child; require the Cabinet for Human Resources to publish certain materials informing pregnant women about family planning, publicly funded agencies to assist with pregnancy, childbirth, and adoption; require development of descriptive materials concerning embryo or fetus; permit civil action for failure to conform to requirements; repeal KRS 311.726 and 311.729.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in Senate; to Judiciary (S)