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 Bill Status of HB2891  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  ABORTION LAW-DISMEMBERMENT

House Sponsors
Rep. Brandon W. Phelps

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 510/2from Ch. 38, par. 81-22
720 ILCS 510/3.2 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975. Defines "dismemberment abortion". Provides that no person shall perform, or attempt to perform, a dismemberment abortion on an unborn child unless: (1) the dismemberment abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman; or (2) a continuation of the pregnancy will cause a substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman. Provides that no woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable for performing or attempting to perform a dismemberment abortion. Provides that no nurse, technician, secretary, receptionist, or other employee or agent who is not a physician, but who acts at the direction of a physician, and no pharmacist or other individual who is not a physician, but who fills a prescription or provides instruments or materials used in an abortion at the direction of or to a physician shall be criminally or civilly liable for performing or attempting to perform a dismemberment abortion.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  2/9/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/8/2017HouseTo Informed Consent Subcommitee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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