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2005 House Bill 4446: Require ultrasound be shown before abortion

Public Act 77 of 2006

Introduced by Rep. David Robertson (R) on March 3, 2005
To prohibit performing an abortion unless the physician has first performed an ultrasound, provided the patient with an opportunity to view the active ultrasound image of the fetus, and provided the patient with a physical picture of the ultrasound image of the fetus.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on March 3, 2005
Reported in the House on May 3, 2005
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 11, 2005
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 11, 2005
Amendment offered by Rep. David Robertson (R) on May 11, 2005
To not specify that the requirements of the bill must be met 24 hours before the abortion. This relates to the interaction of the bill with the state informed consent law, which requires a 24 hour "waiting period" for an abortion after the woman receives "medically accurate information" about the procedure, but allows the information to be mailed, faxed or viewed on the Internet.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 11, 2005
Amendment offered by Rep. Roger Kahn (R) on May 11, 2005
To require the "medically accurate information" about abortions posted on the informed consent web site to include a list of health care providers, facilities, and clinics that do free ultrasounds, organized geographically and containing contact and location information.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 11, 2005
Amendment offered by Rep. Stephen Adamini (D) on May 11, 2005
To eliminate the requirement to perform an ultrasound, and revise the timing of when an ultrasound must be shown to the woman if one is performed.
The amendment failed 36 to 69 in the House on May 11, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Rep. Michael Murphy (D) on May 11, 2005
To require the "medically accurate information" about abortions given to a woman as part of the state "informed consent" law to include information on contraceptives, abstinence, and natural family planning methods.
The amendment failed 40 to 66 in the House on May 11, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the Senate on May 25, 2005
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on May 25, 2005
Reported in the Senate on December 1, 2005
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 7, 2005
To eliminate the bill’s previous mandates, and instead simply require that if prior to or during the performance of an abortion a patient undergoes an ultrasound examination, the physician must provide the patient with the opportunity to view, or not to view, an active ultrasound image of the fetus, and a physical picture of the image, prior to the performance of the abortion.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 7, 2005
To require that if prior to or during the performance of an abortion a patient undergoes an ultrasound examination, the physician must provide the patient with the opportunity to view, or not to view, an active ultrasound image and a hard-copy image of the fetus prior to the performance of the abortion.
Received in the House on December 7, 2005
Amendment offered by Rep. David Robertson (R) on March 8, 2006
To clarify language in a provision contained in the bill in a way that does not change the substance of the provision.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2006
Received in the Senate on March 14, 2006
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on March 23, 2006

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