Bill Summary for H 19 (2023-2024)
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AN ACT TO CODIFY THE ESSENTIAL HOLDINGS OF ROE V. WADE AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHEASTERN PA V. CASEY.Intro. by Reives, Carney, Cunningham, Everitt.
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Identical to S19, filed 1/25/23.
Enacts Article 1M in GS Chapter 90, to be known as "Codify Roe and Casey Protections" providing as follows. Sets out the Article's purpose. Prohibits the State from imposing an undue burden on the ability of a woman to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability. Specifies that the State may: (1) restrict the ability of a woman to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy after fetal viability, unless termination is necessary to preserve the woman's life or health or (2) enact laws, rules, or regulations to further the health or safety of a woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Defines undue burden to mean any burden that places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability. Specifies that the Article does not affect laws regarding conscience protection.
Appropriates $500,000 for 2023-24 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services to fund public education efforts about birth control and pregnancy prevention. Effective July 1, 2023.