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HB 1327: Abortion

GENERAL BILL by Plakon ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Costello ; Van Zant ; Weinstein

Abortion; Designates act "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity for Life Act"; requires person performing termination to first sign affidavit stating that he or she is not performing termination because of child's sex or race & has no knowledge that pregnancy being terminated is because of child's sex or race; prohibits performing or inducing termination knowing that it is sought based on sex or race of child or race of parent of that child, using force or threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for purpose of coercing sex-selection or race-selection termination, & soliciting or accepting moneys to finance sex-selection or race-selection termination; provides for injunctions; provides for civil actions by certain persons; authorizes civil fines against physicians & other health professionals who knowingly fail to report known violations; provides that woman on whom sex-selection or race-selection termination is performed is not subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability.

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Health and Human Services Committee
Location: In committee/council (HHSC)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2012 House • Filed
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 131
1/12/2012 House • Referred to Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 215
1/20/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee, 01/24/12, 2:00 pm, Webster Hall
1/24/2012 House • Favorable by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 5 -HJ 284
1/25/2012 House • Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee -HJ 284
1/27/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/31/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
1/31/2012 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 7 NAYS 5 -HJ 321
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 321
3/9/2012 House • Died in Health and Human Services Committee