HB 0053 Women's Right to Information
AN ACT relating to public health and safety; requiring physicians to obtain a signed acknowledgement as specified when obtaining a pregnant woman’s consent to an abortion; providing an exception; authorizing sanctions as specified; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.
WE STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS BILL. THIS BILLS REQUIRES WYOMING DOCTORS TO OBTAIN CONSENT FORMS DEALING WITH ULTRASOUND PROCEDURES PRIOR TO PERFORMING ABORTIONS. A WOMAN WOULD HAVE TO BE TOLD THAT AN ULTRASOUND WOULD ENABLE HER TO VIEW HER FETUS AND “HEAR THE HEARBEAT”. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WOULD HAVE TO PREPARE A LIST OF FACILITES AND CLINICS THAT OFFER TO PERFORM FREE ULTRASOUNDS; SUCH FACILITES ARE USUALLY ANTI-CHOICE CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS.
This bill is an unwarranted intrusion into medical care.
This bill distorts the principle of informed consent.
This bill poses threats to women’s access to reproductive health services.
2/18 - NARAL, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood worked to kill this bill on introduction and the bill failed to be introduced