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General Assembly



January Session, 2007

LCO No. 6972



Offered by:


REP. ROWE, 123rd Dist.


To: Senate Bill No. 1343

File No. 231

Cal. No. 502

(As Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A")

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 19a-602 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2007):

(a) The decision to terminate a pregnancy prior to the viability of the fetus shall be solely that of the pregnant woman in consultation with her physician.

(b) Prior to performing an abortion, the physician, or a counselor who provides services at the health care facility where the abortion is to be performed, shall provide the woman seeking an abortion with an ultrasound photograph of the fetus.

[(b)] (c) No abortion may be performed upon a pregnant woman after viability of the fetus except when necessary to preserve the life or health of the pregnant woman. "