82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 15, Chapter 73 Page: 1 of 15
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H.B. No. 15
1 AN ACT
2 relating to informed consent to an abortion.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
4 SECTION 1. Section 171.002, Health and Safety Code, is
5 amended to read as follows:
6 Sec. 171.002. DEFINITIONS [DEF4INITlON]. In this chapter:
7 (1) "Abortion" [ "] means the use of any
8 means to terminate the pregnancy of a female known by the attending
9 physician to be pregnant with the intention that the termination of
10 the pregnancy by those means will, with reasonable likelihood,
11 cause the death of the fetus.
12 (2) "Abortion provider" means a facility where an
13 abortion is performed, including the office of a physician and a
14 facility licensed under Chapter 245.
15 (3) "Medical emergency" means a life-threatening
16 physical condition aggravated by, caused by, or arising from a
17 pregnancy that, as certified by a physician, places the woman in
18 danger of death or-a serious risk of substantial impairment of a
19 major bodily function unless an abortion is performed.
20 (4) "Sonogram" means the use of ultrasonic waves for
21 diagnostic or therapeutic purposes1 specifically to monitor an
22 unborn child.
23 SECTION 2. Section 171.012, Health and Safety Code, is
24 amended by amending Subsections (a), (b), and (c) and adding
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 15, Chapter 73, legislative document, May 19, 2011; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth311039/m1/1/?q=%22Beck%22: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.