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House Journal: Page 784: Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Foege of Linn asked and received unanimous consent to withdraw
amendment H-8313, to the committee amendment H-8051, filed by
him on March 13, 2000.

Boddicker of Cedar moved the adoption of the committee
amendment H-8051.

A non-record roll call was requested.

The ayes were 42, nays 51.

The committee amendment H-8051 lost.

Mertz of Kossuth offered amendment H-8162 filed by her and
Boddicker of Cedar as follows:

H-8162

1 Amend House File 2229 as follows:
2 1. By striking everything after the enacting
3 clause and inserting the following:
4 "Section 1. NEW SECTION. 146A.1 TITLE.
5 This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the
6 "Woman's Right to Know Act".
7 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 146A.2 DEFINITIONS.
8 As used in this chapter, unless the context
9 otherwise requires:
10 1. "Abortion" means abortion as defined in section
11 146.1.
12 2. "Attempt to perform an unlawful abortion" means
13 an act, or an omission of an act required by law, that
14 constitutes a substantial step in a course of conduct
15 intended to culminate in the performance of an
16 abortion in violation of this chapter.
17 3. "Department" means the Iowa department of
18 public health.
19 4. "Medical emergency" means any condition which,
20 on the basis of a physician's good faith clinical
21 judgment, so complicates the medical condition of a
22 pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate
23 performance of an abortion to avert the pregnant
24 woman's death, or to necessitate the immediate
25 performance of an abortion to avert a serious risk of
26 substantial and irreversible impairment of a major
27 bodily function if the performance of the abortion is
28 delayed.
29 5. "Physician" means a person licensed to practice
30 medicine and surgery pursuant to chapter 148 or


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