Current Amendment: 3700R072.KLB.DOCX to Bill 3700
Senator BRYANT and BRIGHT proposes the following amendment (3700R072.KLB.DOCX):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 22, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, page 398, after line 5, by inserting a new proviso to read:
/ 22.___. (DHEC: Fetal Pain Awareness) (A) The department must utilize at least one hundred dollars to prepare printed materials concerning information that unborn children at twenty weeks gestation and beyond are fully capable of feeling pain and the right of a woman seeking an abortion to ask for and receive anesthesia to alleviate or eliminate pain to the fetus during an abortion procedure. The materials must be provided to each abortion provider in the State and must accompany any other written materials distributed to a woman prior to an abortion. The materials must contain only the following information:
"Fetal Pain Awareness
An unborn child who is twenty weeks old or more is fully capable of experiencing pain. Anesthesia provided to a woman for an abortion typically offers little pain prevention for the unborn child. If you choose to end your pregnancy, you have a right to have anesthesia or analgesic administered to alleviate the pain to your unborn child during the abortion."
(B) The materials must be easily comprehendible and must be printed in a typeface large and bold enough to be clearly legible. The materials required under this section must be available on the department's Internet website.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.