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Fetal Remains/Coercive Abortion Package Introduced in House

Legislation has been introduced in the House to affect the disposal of human fetal remains and appears to be on the fast track in the House of Representatives. Movement in the Senate, however, is unclear at this point. 

House Bill (H.B.) 5711 introduced by Rep. Bruce Rendon (R-Lake City) amends the Public Health to do the following:

The bill also provides details for measures to be implemented to: screen and prevent coercive abortions, prevent abortions from being prescribed or conducted by a physician remotely using a web camera, increases liability coverage for physicians performing more than five abortions a month, requires facilities or offices that publicly advertise outpatient abortion services and perform more than 6 a month to be licensed as a freestanding surgical outpatient facility.

The bill was referred to the House Health Policy Committee May 31 and subsequently voted out June 7.  Passage from the full House of Representatives is expected this week prior to the Legislative summer recess.

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