assembly Bill A3725

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the requirement of testing for a fetal heartbeat prior to the performance of an abortion, establishing standards for informed consent

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May 10, 2016 held for consideration in health
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jan 27, 2015 referred to health

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A3725 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 41 Title V-B §§4164-a - 4164-l, Pub Health L; amd §6530, Ed L; add §125.41, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8947
2017-2018: A5384
2019-2020: A5389

A3725 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the requirement of testing for a fetal heartbeat prior to the performance of an abortion; establishes standards for informed consent; directs the department of public health to prepare and disseminate certain materials regarding abortion and providing for certain civil remedies; expands the definition of medical professional misconduct to include certain acts of abortion and authorizes certain sanctions for violations (view more) criminalizes the performance of an abortion under certain circumstances; establishes the joint legislative committee on adoption promotion and support; provides for certain remedies in the event that the supreme court of the United States overrules Roe v. Wade; and authorizes the commissioner of the department of public health to promulgate certain rules and regulations.

A3725 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3725

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the
  requirement of testing for a fetal heartbeat prior to the  performance
  of an abortion, establishing standards for informed consent, directing
  the  department  of  public  health to prepare and disseminate certain
  materials regarding abortion and providing for certain civil remedies;
  to amend the education law, in relation to expanding the definition of
  medical professional misconduct to include certain  acts  of  abortion
  and  authorizing  certain sanctions for violations; to amend the penal
  law, in relation to criminalizing the performance of an abortion under
  certain circumstances; to establish the joint legislative committee on
  adoption promotion and support; to provide for certain remedies in the
  event that the supreme court of the United  States  overrules  ROE  V.
  WADE; and to authorize the commissioner of the department of health to
  promulgate certain rules and regulations

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The  legislature  declares  that  it  finds,  according  to
contemporary medical research, all of the following:
  1. As many as thirty percent of natural pregnancies end in spontaneous
miscarriage.
  2.  Less than five percent of all natural pregnancies end in spontane-
ous miscarriage after detection of fetal cardiac activity.
  3. Over ninety percent of  in  vitro  pregnancies  survive  the  first
trimester if cardiac activity is detected in the gestational sac.
  4.  Nearly  ninety  percent of in vitro pregnancies do not survive the
first trimester where cardiac activity is not detected in the gestation-
al sac.
  5. Fetal heartbeat, therefore, has become a key medical predictor that
an unborn human individual will reach live birth.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07947-01-5