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H.345

Introduced by   Representatives Kennedy of Chelsea, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Baker of West Rutland, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Dunsmore of Georgia, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hudson of Lyndon, Kilmartin of Newport City, Larocque of Barnet, LaVoie of Swanton, Marcotte of Coventry, McAllister of Highgate, Molloy of Arlington, Niquette of Colchester, Otterman of Topsham, Schiavone of Shelburne, Valliere of Barre City, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown and Wright of Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Crimes; abortion on minor performed by person other than physician licensed to practice in Vermont

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to make it a crime for a person other than a physician licensed to practice in Vermont to perform an abortion on a minor less than 18 years of age, unless:

(1)  the minor is accompanied by a parent; or

(2)  the person is supervised by a physician licensed to practice in Vermont who personally consults with the minor before the abortion and provides follow-up care to the minor after the abortion.

AN ACT RELATING TO ABORTIONS PERFORMED ON MINORS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  13 V.S.A. § 105 is added to read:

§ 105.  ABORTION PERFORMED ON MINOR BY PERSON OTHER

           THAN LICENSED VERMONT PHYSICIAN OR PERSON                                SUPERVISED BY PHYSICIAN; PRESENCE OF PARENT                                               REQUIRED

(a)  No person shall perform an abortion on a minor under the age of 18 unless:

(1)  the person is a physician licensed to practice in Vermont;

(2)  the person is supervised by a physician licensed to practice in Vermont who personally consults with the minor before the abortion and provides follow-up care to the minor after the abortion; or

(3)  the minor is accompanied by her parent.

(b)  For purposes of this section, the term “abortion” shall include all abortions performed upon a minor, whether the abortion is chemical, medical, or surgical.



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