Russ Fulcher on Abortion
Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time
Legislative Summary: Amends existing law relating to abortion to revise a public records exemption; to provide for criminal act state of mind; and to provide procedures for obtaining consent for abortions for minors.
Legislative Outcome: Sen. Fulcher voted AYE; passed Senate 23-12-0, Feb. 26; passed House 53-14-3, March 16; signed by Gov. Otter, March 27
Source: Idaho Legislative voting records on S 1082
, Feb 26, 2007
Records of judicial proceedings regarding a minor's consent to an abortion are exempt from disclosure.
An unlicensed person who knowingly provides any drug to any woman, or uses any instrument upon any then-pregnant woman with intent to cause an abortion, shall be guilty of a felony and shall be fined up to $5,000 and/or imprisoned for 2 to 5 years.
Require parental consent for underage abortions
Legislative Summary: S 1082: Parental Consent for Underage Abortions: Amending section 9-340g, Idaho code [section removed on minor consent]: regarding judicial authorization of a minor's consent to an abortion or the performance
of abortion procedures upon a minor who would otherwise have to obtain consent for the procedure from a parent or guardian, in addition to records of any judicial proceedings filed.
Prior law allowed for a minor to petition a court for judicial authorization for an abortion, without parental consent. This new law removes that clause, meaning that minors must get parental consent for an abortion.
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 23-12-0 on Feb. 26; Sen. Russ Fulcher voted AYE; passed House 53-14-3 on March 16; signed by Gov. Otter on March 27.
Source: Idaho legislative voting records: S 1082
, Feb 26, 2007
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