House Journal: Page 611: Tuesday, March 6, 2001
13 describing the nature and purpose of the procedure or
14 procedures, together with the known risks, if any, of
15 death, brain damage, quadriplegia, paraplegia, the
16 loss or loss of function of any organ or limb, or
17 disfiguring scars associated with the procedure or
18 procedures, with the probability of each such risk, if
19 reasonably determinable.
20 b. The written consent acknowledges that the
21 information outlined in paragraph "a" has been
22 provided and that all questions asked by the patient
23 regarding the procedure or procedures have been
24 answered satisfactorily.
25 c. The written consent is signed by the patient
26 upon whom the procedure or procedures are to be
27 performed, or by the patient's legal representative."
28 2. Title page, lines 1 and 2, by striking the
29 following: "to an abortion and providing a criminal
30 penalty, and providing an effective date."
Amendment H-1186 lost.
Mascher of Johnson offered the following amendment H-1192 filed
by her and moved its adoption:
1 Amend House File 341 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 "Freedom of Choice Act".
7 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 146A.2 FREEDOM OF CHOICE.
8 A woman in this state shall have the right to
9 personal bodily integrity and autonomy and a woman's
10 reproductive rights shall be protected. State and
11 local governments shall not restrict the right of a
12 woman to choose to terminate a pregnancy before fetal
13 viability or at any time if the termination is
14 necessary to protect the life or health of the woman."
15 2. Title page, line 1, by striking the words
16 "informed consent to an abortion and providing" and
17 inserting the following: "freedom of choice regarding
18 a termination of pregnancy."
19 3. Title page, by striking line 2.
Amendment H-1192 lost.
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