Abortion rights bills as of January 15

Posted on January 15, 2020

Bills filed as of January 15, 2020

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

Arizona

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

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

California

**CA SR 66 by Connie Levya – Resolution in support of Roe v. Wade (on Third Reading)

**CA HR 69 by Monique Limon – Resolution in support of Roe v. Wade (on Third Reading)

Florida

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

**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

Georgia

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

Illinois

**IL HB 4007 by Maurice West – Requires sex education

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 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

New Mexico

**NM SB 40 by Mary Papen – Appropriates $1.2 million to train medical staff about LARCs

**NM SB 41 by Mary Papen – Appropriates $500,000 for a 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

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

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

**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

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

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

**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

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

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

SHARE

Proactive Abortion Rights, summary of 2019

Posted on September 25, 2019

2019 MAJOR VICTORIES CA legislature PASSED SB 24 requiring health care clinics on state university to offer medication abortion—the Governor is expected to sign it IL ENACTED SB 25, the Reproductive Health Act, which...

SHARE

Proactive Abortion Rights Legislation, January-May 2019

Posted on June 5, 2019

This report focuses on proactive policy, that is, legislation to expand abortion rights in states and localities. ** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2019 (146 proactive measures...

SHARE

Proactive abortion rights legislation, January-April 2019

Posted on April 23, 2019

This report focuses on proactive policy, that is, legislation to expand abortion rights in states and localities. ** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report Arizona AZ SB 1122 by Juan...

SHARE

Proactive abortion rights legislation, January-March 2019

Posted on March 12, 2019

This report focuses on proactive policy, that is, legislation to expand abortion rights in states and localities. ** = new or updated since the last Repro Rights Report Arizona AZ SB 1122 by Juan...

SHARE

Proactive abortion rights legislation, January-February 2019

Posted on February 13, 2019

This report focuses on proactive policy, that is, legislation to expand abortion rights in states and localities. Arizona AZ SB 1122 Juan Mendez—Repeals ban on telemedicine for abortion AZ SB 1123 Juan Mendez—Repeals ban...

SHARE

Repro Rights Victories in Maryland

Posted on April 25, 2018

Just days ago, Maryland enacted reproductive rights legislation that should serve as a model for other states. HB 787/SB 629 requires correctional facilities to provide pregnant inmates access to reproductive medical care, including prenatal...

SHARE

Proactive Abortion Rights Legislation, January-March 2018

Posted on March 28, 2018

This report focuses on proactive policy, that is, legislation to expand abortion rights in states and localities.  Roe v. Wade resolutions and bills California’s Senate and Assembly adopted SR 72 and HR 68, both of which acknowledge the...

SHARE

Recent abortion rights legislation in cities

Posted on February 28, 2018

This edition focuses on policies that expand reproductive rights on the local level. A lot of crucial work can be done by city councils, mayors and other local leaders that will improve women’s lives....

SHARE

New abortion-out-loud bills for 2018

Posted on January 31, 2018

This report focuses on proactive policy, that is, legislation to expand abortion rights in states and localities. We do so because proactive strategy must be a central component of our work, even in jurisdictions...

SHARE