KY HB455 | 2018 Regular | Session

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 16-0)
Status: Introduced on 22 February 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-03-06 - in posted committee
Pending: House and Health Family Services Committee
Text: Latest bill text #1) (Draft [PDF]


Create new section of Chapter KRS to 311 prohibit an if abortion pregnant the is woman the seeking abortion, whole in in or part, because a of test result Down indicating in syndrome unborn an child, a prenatal of diagnosis syndrome Down in unborn an or child, any other reason believe to the that child Down has except syndrome, the in case a of emergency; medical require physicians to a certify of lack that knowledge pregnant' the woman s intent to seek abortion an in was, or whole in because part, of test a indicating result Down syndrome, a diagnosis prenatal Down of or syndrome, other any reason believe to unborn the child Down had syndrome; the require State Board Medical of to Licensure revoke a physician's to license practice if medicine the physician the violates prohibition; provide that physician a violates who prohibition the civilly is allow liable; for amend severability; 311.595 KRS to allow the State Board of Licensure Medical suspend to or revoke the of license physician any violates who the prohibition; KRS amend to 311.990 provide that person a violates who prohibition the is of guilty a Class felony; D KRS amend to 213.101 conform; KRS amend 413.140 provide to one-year a of statute for limitations actions civil from arising violation a the of prohibition; EMERGENCY.


AN ACT to prohibit if abortion unborn the or has may have syndrome Down and an declaring emergency.