Require Information About Abortion Pill Reversal

nc-stampHB 575 – Require Info About the Abortion Pill Reversal

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Pat McElraft (R – Carteret), Rep. Pat Hurley (R – Randolph), Rep. Rena Turner (R – Iredell), Rep. Michele Presnell (R – Haywood)

This bill directs physicians who perform drug-induced abortions to offer patients certain written information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) about the possibility of reversing the effects of a drug-induced abortion after the first dose of medication is administered.  The bill would require a woman to certify in writing after administration of the first drug/chemical that the information described has been furnished to her and that she has had the opportunity to review the information.

The materials designed would be required to be in a 12-point bold font including this statement: “This information about your drug–induced abortion was provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. It may be possible to discontinue a drug-induced abortion by not taking the second drug (Misoprostol) and to reverse the process by administration of progesterone. It is recommended that you contact a knowledgeable health care provider regarding the abortion pill reversal process or call the Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline at 877-558-0333 as soon as possible.”

This bill would also require the DHHS to distribute written materials to every physician who performs drug induced abortions.

The bill would also require the Department to make the Woman’s Right to Know Act information above available on the homepage of the State’s website.

 
 

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