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Bill requiring stricter abortion reporting sent to governor


Bill requiring stricter abortion reporting sent to governor
Austin American-Statesman

Reports must include the type of abortion, gestational age of the fetus and information about each patient, including marital status, race, year of birth, county of residence and number of previous live births. Senators on Friday rejected an amendment by Sen. Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio, to remove much of the patient information from the state forms.Doctors who fail to comply could be fined $500 for each violation. Three violations “constitutes cause for the revocation or suspension” of a doctor’s license or a health care facility’s permits, the bill states.The reports would not be a public record, and the information would be compiled for an annual state report, said the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels.

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