Existing law requires abortion providers, 48 hours before performing an abortion on a woman, to provide the woman with a state-produced pamphlet of pregnancy-related services in this state
This bill would require a physician, before performing an abortion on a woman, to confirm that the woman has received a free resource access assistance offer. This offer would be provided through a phone call to a toll-free number that is staffed by support professionals who would explain available pregnancy-related services to the woman, help her learn about and connect to those resources, and make available additional direct support related to her pregnancy
This bill would make available substantive services to help pregnant women and parents of young children navigate existing private and public resources to support their pregnancy and parenting, and would establish a process to ensure every woman seeking to obtain an abortion in Alabama learns about those services prior to an abortion
This bill would also support follow-up services for women after the birth of their children, including referrals to resources in their community and public assistance programs
Relating to pregnancy, parenting, and abortion; to create the Every Mother Matters Act; to support certain services for women before and after childbirth; to require a physician, prior to the performance of an abortion, to confirm that a woman upon whom an abortion is to be performed has received a free resource access assistance offer; and to provide for the provision and contents of the offer.
|March 17, 2022||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Healthcare|
|Bill Text||SB320 Alabama 2022 Session - Introduced|