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 Bill Status of SB2856  93rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Richard J. Winkel, Jr. - William R. Haine - Peter J. Roskam

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
720 ILCS 510/5from Ch. 38, par. 81-25
720 ILCS 510/6from Ch. 38, par. 81-26
720 ILCS 510/10from Ch. 38, par. 81-30

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975. Provides that before a physician performs an abortion on a woman the physician has reason to believe is carrying a fetus of 20 or more weeks gestational age, the physician shall first determine if the fetus is viable by using and exercising that degree of care, skill, and proficiency commonly exercised by the ordinary skillful, careful, and prudent physician. Provides that an abortion of a viable fetus may be performed or induced only when there is in attendance a physician (other than the physician performing or inducing the abortion) who shall take control of and provide immediate medical care for any child born as a result of the abortion. Provides that an abortion shall not be performed when the fetus is viable except in a hospital, on an inpatient basis, with measures for life support available if the child is born alive. Provides exceptions in cases of medical emergencies. Provides that violations of these provisions are punishable as a Class 3 felony.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2004SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Richard J. Winkel, Jr.
  2/6/2004SenateFirst Reading
  2/6/2004SenateReferred to Rules
  2/6/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. William R. Haine
  2/18/2004SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Peter J. Roskam
  1/11/2005SenateSession Sine Die

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