SB 290, Abortion Regulations, fails to be withdrawn from committee on procedural vote
Earlier this week, we sent an action alert to urge Senate leadership to withdraw SB 290 (Flores), Abortion Regulations, from committee and move to hear the bill on the floor of the Senate.
This afternoon in the Senate chamber, a procedural vote was taken on whether to withdraw the bill from committee and bring it to the floor. The vote was (23-16) in favor of hearing the bill on the floor of the Senate, which unfortunately did not reach the two-thirds majority required for it to be heard on the floor. Although the House companion, HB 277 (Burgin), passed the House last week (78-33), this bill is likely dead for this legislative session. Bill provisions included requiring care of an infant born alive as the result of an attempted abortion, providing women information 24 hours prior to an abortion, and requiring any abortion clinics licensed after July, 2012 to be owned and operated by physicians with training in procedures used for abortion.
We wish to thank our FCC Advocacy Network members who acted quickly to contact Senate leaders.