Madison…The bill Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) co-authored to give women information when on the abortion pill regimen, passed along party lines in the Assembly.
The Woman’s Right to Know Act increases transparency in healthcare by requiring a woman who is considering taking an abortion-inducing pill to be notified by her physician that the ingestion of the first drug in the regimen may not result in an abortion on its own. She should review the materials she’s required to be given and consult a physician about her options to continue the pregnancy if she changes her mind.
“Information is power and this bill empowers women as they make an important decision,” said Speaker Vos. “The bill also gives a baby a chance at life if the mother is having second thoughts about an abortion.”
The legislation also increases the information reported to the state Department of Health Services on induced abortions.
“Contrary to the Democrats’ message, this isn’t an anti-abortion bill, while it is a pro-life bill, it ultimately is about informing a woman of her options and gives her potential opportunities if share having second thoughts, said Speaker Vos. “This is commonsense legislation that should be bipartisan.”
A Woman’s Right to Know Act is part of a larger legislative package of pro-life bills that were voted on today. The package also includes the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors bill and the legislation that would ban abortions based on the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, or a potential diagnosis of a congenital disability of the unborn, and gives educational resources to parents that receive a congenital condition diagnosis.
The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.