Abortion Rights Bills as of July 15

Posted on July 17, 2020

STATE-BY-STATE
** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report

Summary: There are now 81 proactive abortion rights bills introduced in the 2020 sessions as well as 55 others which carried over from 2019. The most important victories so far this year are in Virginia, see below.

Alabama

AL SB 220 by Vivian Figures – Would repeal the state’s extreme 2019 anti-abortion law.

AL HB 238 by Rolanda Hollis – Would require all men to get a vasectomy after turning 50 or after the birth of their third child, whichever is first.

Arizona

AZ SB 1120 by Victoria Steele – Requires sex education to include contraception

AZ SB 1217 by Victoria Steele – Repeals the criminal law against a woman seeking medication for abortion

AZ SB 1218 by Victoria Steele – Allows Advanced Practice Clinicians to perform abortions and repeals abortion restrictions

AZ SB 1270 by Sen. Juan Mendez – Loosens restrictions on parental consent for abortion

AZ SB 1272 by Sen. Juan Mendez – Loosens restrictions on parental consent for abortion

AZ SB 1382 by Sen. Juan Mendez – Prevents fraud by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

AZ HB 2277 by Daniel Hernandez – Requires sex education to include contraception

AZ HB 2510 by Athena Salman – Requires employers that offer health insurance to cover contraception

AZ HB 2693 by Athena Salman – Allows Advanced Practice Clinicians to perform abortions and repeals abortion restrictions

AZ HB 2694 by Athena Salman – Repeals the criminal law against a woman seeking medication for abortion

California

CA SR 66 by Connie Levya – Resolution in support of Roe v. Wade (ADOPTED BY THE SENATE)

**CA ACR 110 by Buffy Wicks – Resolution declaring California is a reproductive freedom state (ADOPTED BY THE HOUSE)

CA AR 69 by Monique Limon – Resolution in support of Roe v. Wade (ADOPTED BY THE HOUSE)

CA AB 1973 by Sydney Kamlager-Dove – Prohibits a health care plan from imposing a deductible or copayment for abortion services.

CA AB 2228 by Cristina Garcia – Requires public and private colleges to have free sexual assault kits available for students, including medication abortion.

**CA AB 3140 by Rebecca Bauer-Kahan – Prohibits disclosure of certain information, intended as harassment, about reproductive health patients, health care providers and staff members.

Connecticut

CT SB 144 by Joint Committee on Public Health – Prevents fraud by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Florida

**FL SB 44 by Lauren Book – Guarantees emergency contraception to rape survivors

FL SB 1562 by Linda Stewart – Prevents the state from making purchases in states that have restrictive abortion laws

**FL SJR 60 by Lauren Book – Proposes a constitutional amendment that neither house of the legislature may vote on a bill about abortion unless at least half of the members are women (a new satire model)

FL HB 271 by Anna Eskimani – Repeals abortion restrictions including waiting period and bans against abortion insurance coverage

FL HB 1057 by Evan Jenne – Guarantees emergency contraception to rape survivors

**FL HB 6047 by Anna Eskamani – Repeals abortion restrictions including waiting period and bans against abortion insurance coverage

**FL HJR 95 by Tina Polsky – Proposes a constitutional amendment that neither house of the legislature may vote on a bill about abortion unless at least half of the members are women (a new satire model)

Georgia

GA HB 746 by Dar’shun Kendrick – Allows women to waive the antiabortion information, sonogram and heartbeat

Hawaii

HI SB 2539 by Rosalyn Baker – Requires insurance to cover the full spectrum of reproductive health services including abortion

HI SB 2984 by Rosalyn Baker – Allows Advanced Practice Clinicians to perform abortions

HI HB 2676 by Scott Saiki – Requires insurance to cover the full spectrum of reproductive health services including abortion

HI HB 2684 by Linda Ichiyama – Allows Advanced Practice Clinicians to perform abortions

Illinois

**IL SB 557 by Melinda Bush – Strengthens rights of sexual assault survivors to obtain treatment, including emergency contraception. – ENACTED

IL SB 2972 by Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant – Allows pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives

IL SB 3226 by Laura Fine – Requires companies that provide health insurance coverage to cover contraceptives

**IL HB 4007 by Maurice West – Requires sex education (PASSED THE HOUSE)

IL HB 4663 by Kathleen Willis – Requires sex education

IL HB 5506 by Barbara Hernandez – Creates the Reproductive FACT Act which requires Crisis Pregnancy Centers to display certain notices.

Kansas

KS HB 2660 by Brett Parker – Promotes Long-acting reversable contraceptives (LARCs).

KS HB 2661 by Brett Parker – Enacts the Right to Family Planning Act which requires that contraception and emergency contraception be available at pharmacies.

KS HB 2664 by Brett Parker – The Rape Survivor Information Act which guarantees emergency contraception.

Michigan

MI HR 220 by Julie Brixie – A resolution supporting Roe v. Wade

Missouri

MO SB 790 by Jill Schupp – Prevents medical lies by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

MO HB 1574 by Judy Morgan – Codifies the right to abortion

MO HB 1950 by Judy Morgan – Prevents medical lies by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

MO HCR 65 by Judy Morgan –An Abortion is Healthcare Resolution

Nebraska

NE LB 872 by Megan Hunt – Repeals antiabortion information requirements after a woman takes mifepristone

New Jersey

NJ SB 404 by Shirley Turner – Allows pharmacists to prescribe birth control

NJ SB 1014 by Loretta Weinberg – Requires pharmacies to stock over-the-counter emergency contraception

NJ SB 1084 by Joseph Vitale – Allows pharmacists to provide birth control over-the-counter

NJ SB 1220 by Shirley Turner – Requires Medicaid to cover emergency contraception

NJ SB 1344 by Shirley Turner – Increase use of Long Acting Contraceptives (LARCs)

NJ SB 1752 by Shirley Turner – Requires health insurance coverage and limits cost sharing for birth control

NJ AB 6070 by Lisa Swain – Prevents the state from making purchases in states that have restrictive abortion laws

NJ AB 5508 by Andrew Zwicker – Ensures contraceptive coverage—SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 1/16/2020

NJ AB 2331 by Carol Murphy – Requires emergency rooms to train staff for sexual assault patients, including requiring offering to administer emergency contraception

NJ AB 2644 by Valerie Vainieri Huttle – Requires Medicaid to cover emergency contraception

NJ AB 2656 by Valerie Vainieri Huttle – Requires pharmacies to stock over-the-counter emergency contraception

NJ AB 2838 by Raj Mukherji – Encourages Long Acting Reversable Contraception (LARCs)

NJ AR 68 by Lisa Swain – Resolution decrying false advertising by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

NJ AR 95 by Valerie Vainieri Huttle – Resolution decrying Title X “gag rule”

New Mexico

NM SB 40 by Mary Papen – Appropriates $1.2 million to train medical staff about LARCs—APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEES

NM SB 41 by Mary Papen – Appropriates $500,000 for a LARC awareness program—APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEES

NM SB 189 by John Arthur Smith – Appropriates funds to continue the LARC awareness program—APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEES

**NM HB 2 provision by Patricia Lundstrom – Would have continued the LARC mentorship program. LINE ITEM VETOED by the Governor

NM HB 189 by Joseph Sanchez – Appropriates funds to continue the LARC awareness program

New York

NY AB 8681 by Karines Reyes – Allows taxpayers to give money to an abortion access fund on their state income tax form

Rhode Island

RI SB 2476 by Bridget Valverde – Provides abortion coverage in the state’s Medicaid program

RI HB 7987 by Katherine Kazarian – Requires all insurance to cover contraception

South Carolina

SC SB 928 by Mia McLeod – The “Pro Birth Accountability Act” which satirically requires the state to pay for the costs of having a child caused by an unconstitutional antiabortion law

Utah

UT HB 429 by Jen Dailey-Provost – Requires jails to provide prisoners with the option of contraception

Virginia

VA SB 21 by Richard Saslaw – Repeals abortion restrictions like waiting period, sonogram and TRAP

VA SB 68 by Mamie Locke – Repeals waiting period if resident lives 100 miles away

**VA SB 95 by Barbara Favola – Creates state health exchange and states that insurance shall cover abortion—ENACTED

VA SB 635 by Scott Surovell – Codifies the right to abortion

**VA SB 733 by Jennifer McClellan – Would eliminate restrictions on abortion and allow Advanced Practice Clinicians to perform first trimester abortions—ENACTED

**VA HB 808 by Karrie Delaney – Guarantees emergency contraception to rape survivors—ENACTED

**VA HB 980 by Charniele Herring – Allows Advanced Practice Clinicians to perform first trimester abortions—ENACTED

VA HB 1060 by Dawn Adams – Allows physicians to forego ultrasound before an abortion because it is not medically necessary

VA HB 1445 by Marcia Price – Would require all insurance to cover abortion as well as other reproductive health services

VA HB 1713 by Sally Hudson – Would require all insurance to cover abortion as well as other reproductive health services

District of Columbia

DC CB 434 by David Grosso – Would recognize the right to abortion as part of the city’s Human Rights Act (PASSED THE COUNCIL)

 

BILLS THAT CARRIED OVER FROM 2019

California

CA AB 1442 by Luz Rivas—Offers a state tax credit for motion picture expenses moved to California from states that have enacted strict antiabortion statutes—PASSED the ASSEMBLY, in Senate Appropriations

CA ACR 110 by Buffy Wicks—Resolution to guarantee access to abortion—PASSED the ASSEMBLY

Georgia

HB 498 by Park Cannon—Would create an all-women study committee to examine the perils of erectile dysfunction

HB 604 by Park Cannon—Would require men over age 55 to report to local police “when such male releases sperm from his testicles”

HB 618 by Park Cannon—Would remove Viagra from the prescription benefits of state employees.

Hawaii

HI SB 357 by Scott Saiki—Allows APCs to provide abortion

HI SB 415 by Karl Rhoads—Allows APCs to provide abortion, amended to a study (PASSED SENATE)

HI SB 1043 by Laura Thielen—Requires insurance coverage for abortion and contraception, amended to a study (PASSED SENATE)

HI HB 385 by John Mizuno—Requires medically accurate sexuality Education

HI HB 935 by John Mizuno—Allows APCs to provide abortion

HI HB 1087 by Linda Ichiyama—Requires coverage for abortion and contraception

HI HB 1434 by Linda Ichiyama—Allows APCs to provide abortion

HI HB 1560 by Henry Aquino—Allows APCs to provide abortion

Illinois

IL SB 183 by Heather Steans—Protects Roe

IL SB 184 by Heather Steans—Protects Roe

IL SB 1594 by Elgie Sims—Repeals parental notice of abortion

IL SB 1942 by Melinda Bush—Reproductive Health Act guarantees the right to abortion

IL HB 452 by Martin Moylan—Provides abortion insurance for state employees

IL HB 2467 by Chris Welch—Repeals parental notice of abortion

IL HB 2495 by Kelly Cassidy—Reproductive Health Act guarantees the right to abortion

IL HB 2820 by Ann Williams—Sexual Education

Iowa

IA HB 581 by Liz Bennett—Emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors

Kansas

KS HB 2124 by Brett Parker—Requires health insurance to cover contraception

Maine

ME HB 21 by Lois Galgay Reckitt—Provides abortion coverage for Medicaid recipients

ME HB 64 by Joyce Jay McCreight—Provides contraception for Medicaid recipients

Massachusetts

MA SB 587 by Cindy Friedman—Requires insurance coverage for abortion

MA SB 1209 by Harriette Chandler—Clarifies law to support right to abortion

MA SB 1452 by Becca Rausch—Information and access to contraception for incarcerated women

MA SB 1335 by Becca Rausch—Clarifies law to support right to abortion

MA HB 1102 by Lindsay Sabadosa—Requires insurance coverage for abortion

MA HB 1119 by Chynah Tyler—Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives

MA HB 1484 by Kay Khan—Information and access to contraception for incarcerated women

MA HB 3320 by Patricia Haddad—Clarifies law to support right to abortion

MA HB 3498 by Marjorie Decker—Emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors

Michigan

MI HR 9 by Kristy Pagan—Roe anniversary resolution

MI HB 4115 by Tenisha Yancey—Repeals crime of using drugs to induce abortion

Nebraska

NE LB 243 by Megan Hunt—Requires a study of medical refusals for contraception or abortion

NE LB 503 by Megan Hunt—Allows telemedicine for abortion

NE LB 555 by Megan Hunt—Emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors

New York

NY SB 2264 by Brad Hoylman—Requires disclosure by CPCs

NY SB 2472 by James Sanders—Pharmacies must display ECs

NY SB 3126 by Alessandro Biaggi—Guarantees the right to Abortion in prison

NY AB 21 by Deborah Glick—Reproductive Health Act

NY AB 118 by Linda Rosenthal—Guarantees the right to Abortion in prison

NY AB 487 by Amy Paulin—Requires insurance coverage for emergency contraceptives

NY AB 585 by Kevin Cahill—Requires insurance coverage for contraception

NY AB 1152 by Deborah Glick—Requires abortion training for OBGYN in medical residency

NY AB 2352 by Deborah Glick—Requires disclosure by CPCs

NY AB 2722 by Rodneyse Bichotte—Pharmacies can’t refuse contraception

NY AB 2808 by Amy Paulin—Requires access to emergency contraception

NY AB 2831 by Robert Rodriguez—Pharmacies must display ECs

NY AB 2876 by Brian Barnwell—Reproductive Health Act

NY AB 4372 by Deborah Glick—The state to study CPCs

Pennsylvania

PA SB 189 by Daylin Leach—Repeals TRAP law

Wisconsin

WI A 367 by Lisa Subeck—Would repeal an abortion ban that has been declared unenforceable in federal court but is still on the books

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