Amendment ID: S2996-29-R1

Redraft Amendment 29

Guidance for abortions after 24 weeks

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Creem, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Ms. Rausch move that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 9 the following section:-

“SECTION 9A. Said chapter 112 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 12N the following section:-

Section 12N½. (a) Each circumstance permitting an abortion for a pregnancy that has existed for 24 weeks or more under section 12N shall be considered independently by a treating physician and a patient or the patient’s health care proxy. No medical review process shall override a determination by a treating physician and a patient to provide an abortion consistent with said section 12N.

(b) Annually, not later than September 1, every facility authorized to perform health care services under section 12N shall submit to the department of public health a written report that includes the facility’s procedures and processes for providing services consistent with said section 12N and this section.