Senate File 471 H-1296 Amend the Committee amendment, H-1251, to Senate File 471, 1 as amended, passed, and reprinted by the Senate, as follows: 2 1. Page 1, after line 4 by inserting: 3 < DIVISION I 4 PREREQUISITES FOR ABORTION 5 Section 1. Section 146A.1, Code 2017, is amended by striking 6 the section and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 7 146A.1 Prerequisites for abortion —— ultrasound —— licensee 8 discipline —— interpretation. 9 1. A physician performing an abortion shall obtain written 10 certification from the pregnant woman of all of the following 11 at least seventy-two hours prior to performing an abortion: 12 a. That the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the 13 unborn child that displays the approximate age of the unborn 14 child. 15 b. That the woman was given the opportunity to see the 16 unborn child by viewing the ultrasound image of the unborn 17 child. 18 c. That the woman was given the option of hearing a 19 description of the unborn child based on the ultrasound image 20 and hearing the heartbeat of the unborn child. 21 d. (1) That the woman has been provided information 22 regarding all of the following, based upon the materials 23 developed by the department of public health pursuant to 24 subparagraph (2): 25 (a) The options relative to a pregnancy, including 26 continuing the pregnancy to term and retaining parental rights 27 following the child’s birth, continuing the pregnancy to 28 term and placing the child for adoption, and terminating the 29 pregnancy. 30 (b) The indicators, contra-indicators, and risk factors 31 including any physical, psychological, or situational factors 32 related to the abortion in light of the woman’s medical history 33 and medical condition. 34 (2) The department of public health shall make available to 35 -1- H1251.2066 (3) 87 pf/nh 1/ 4 #1.
physicians, upon request, all of the following information: 1 (a) Geographically indexed materials designed to inform the 2 woman about public and private agencies and services available 3 to assist a woman through pregnancy, at the time of childbirth, 4 and while the child is dependent. The materials shall include 5 a comprehensive list of the agencies available, categorized by 6 the type of services offered, and a description of the manner 7 by which the agency may be contacted. 8 (b) Materials that encourage consideration of placement for 9 adoption. The materials shall inform the woman of the benefits 10 of adoption, including the requirements of confidentiality in 11 the adoption process, the importance of adoption to individuals 12 and society, and the state’s interest in promoting adoption by 13 preferring adoption over abortion. 14 (c) Materials that contain objective information describing 15 the methods of abortion procedures commonly used, the medical 16 risks commonly associated with each such procedure, and the 17 possible detrimental physical and psychological effects of 18 abortion. 19 2. Compliance with the prerequisites of this section shall 20 not apply to any of the following: 21 a. An abortion performed to save the life of a pregnant 22 woman. 23 b. An abortion performed in a medical emergency. 24 c. The performance of a medical procedure by a physician 25 that in the physician’s reasonable medical judgment is designed 26 to or intended to prevent the death or to preserve the life of 27 the pregnant woman. 28 3. A physician who violates this section is subject to 29 licensee discipline pursuant to section 148.6. 30 4. This section shall not be construed to impose civil 31 or criminal liability on a woman upon whom an abortion is 32 performed, or to prohibit the sale, use, prescription, or 33 administration of a measure, drug, or chemical designed for the 34 purposes of contraception. 35 -2- H1251.2066 (3) 87 pf/nh 2/ 4
5. The board of medicine shall adopt rules pursuant to 1 chapter 17A to administer this section. 2 6. As used in this section, “unborn child” means an 3 individual organism of the species homo sapiens from 4 fertilization to live birth. 5 DIVISION II 6 PROHIBITIONS ON ABORTION —— TWENTY WEEKS POSTFERTILIZATION > 7 2. Page 7, by striking lines 3 through 12 and inserting: 8 < DIVISION ___ 9 SEVERABILITY —— EFFECTIVE DATE 10 Sec. ___. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. If any provision of this Act 11 or its application to a person or circumstance is held invalid, 12 the invalidity does not affect other provisions of applications 13 of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid 14 provision or application, and to this end the provisions of 15 this Act are severable. 16 Sec. ___. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed 17 of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. > 18 3. Title page, by striking lines 1 and 2 and inserting 19 < An Act relating to limitations on and prerequisites for an 20 abortion, providing for licensee discipline, providing civil 21 penalties, and including effective date provisions. > 22 ______________________________ SALMON of Black Hawk ______________________________ FISHER of Tama ______________________________ WATTS of Dallas -3- H1251.2066 (3) 87 pf/nh 3/ 4 #2. #3.
______________________________ HAGER of Allamakee ______________________________ HOLT of Crawford ______________________________ HEARTSILL of Marion ______________________________ CARLIN of Woodbury ______________________________ SHEETS of Appanoose ______________________________ WHEELER of Sioux ______________________________ GASSMAN of Winnebago -4- H1251.2066 (3) 87 pf/nh 4/ 4