House File 573 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 573 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HF 58) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 12, 2015 ) A BILL FOR An Act establishing prerequisites to the performance of an 1 abortion. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 HF 573 (2) 86 pf/nh/md
H.F. 573 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 146A.1 Prerequisites for abortion. 1 1. A physician performing an abortion shall certify in 2 the woman’s medical record all of the following prior to the 3 performance of an abortion: 4 a. That the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the 5 unborn child that displays the approximate age of the fetus. 6 b. That the woman is given the opportunity to see the unborn 7 child by viewing the ultrasound image of the fetus. 8 c. That the woman is given the option of hearing a 9 description of the unborn child based on the ultrasound image 10 and hearing the heartbeat of the fetus. 11 2. A physician who does not comply with this section is 12 subject to license discipline pursuant to section 148.6. 13 3. For the purposes of this section, “abortion” means 14 abortion as defined in section 146.1. 15 -1- HF 573 (2) 86 pf/nh/md 1/ 1