May 25, 2012 — The New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday rejected for the second time a bill (HB 1659) that would require women to wait 24 hours before obtaining abortion care, the AP/Foster's Daily Democrat reports (AP/Foster's Daily Democrat, 5/23).
The House recently revived the bill after the Senate voted 12-11 to reject it last month. House lawmakers attached it to a Senate bill on tax credits as a way to resurrect the measure.
The bill, called the Women's Right to Know Act, outlines a series of steps doctors are required to take 24 hours before an abortion, including telling the woman that the procedure could result in infection, hemorrhages or tearing of the uterine lining (Women's Health Policy Report, 5/16).
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