/ Modified may 1, 2010 2:25 a.m.

Senate Bill 1304 - Abortion

March 22, 2010 | AZPM

Senate Bill 1304 strengthens the reporting requirements for abortions performed in Arizona. The bill requires hospitals and facilities where abortions are performed to submit a form to the Arizona Department of Health Services which contains the following information:

-Name, address, and type of facility where the abortion was performed -The county where the abortion was performed -The woman’s age, race, ethnicity, and marital status -The educational background of the woman -Number of previous pregnancies, miscarriages, and abortions -Gestational age of fetus -Reason for the abortion -Type of procedure performed -Preexisting medical conditions that would complicate the pregnancy -Basis of the medical judgment that a medical emergency allowed for waivng of informed consent -Physician’s statement regarding medical necessity of abortion if fetus is deemed viable -The weight of the fetus if the fetus is deemed viable

SB 1304 also requires that the physician who performs the abortion sign the form. The woman’s name is not included.

SB 1304 is sponsored by 14 members of the Legislature including three from Pima County: Senator Frank Antenori (R), Senator Al Melvin (R), and Representative David Gowan (R).

On March 22, 2010 the full Senate approved SB 1304 on a 17-12 vote.

Pima County Senate Delegation Vote:

  • Paula Aboud (D) –No
  • Frank Antenori (R) – Yes
  • Jorge Luis Garcia (D) – No
  • Linda Lopez (D) – No
  • Al Melvin (R)- Yes

Full Senate Vote on SB 1304

Update

On April 14, 201 the full House approved SB 1304 on a 35-20 vote.

Pima County House Delegation Vote

  • David Bradley (D) – No
  • Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) – No
  • Steve Farley (D) – No
  • David Gowan (R) – Yes
  • Matt Heinz (D) – No
  • Phil Lopes (D) – No
  • Daniel Patterson (D) – No
  • Ted Vogt (R) – Yes
  • Vic Williams (R) – Yes
  • Nancy Young Wright (D) – No

Full House Vote on SB 1304

Update

On April 15, 2010 Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1304 into law.

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