SB 648 Limits abortion at 20 weeks

SB 648 VOTE: YES – Died In Committee

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This bill prohibits abortion of unborn child with probable post-fertilization if age exceeds 20 weeks, except in case of medical emergency.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Choice has no rights against an unborn child 20 weeks or more. Responsibility is exercising rights before or immediately after sexual contact takes place before another life is involved. Oregon has liberal access to “morning-after pills” that prevents the fertilization and prevents a life to be formed. Responsible choice is making a decision at the time of contact, not more than 20 weeks later.

Limited Government
Exempts medical emergency that reasonable medical judgment, so complicates the medical condition of the pregnant woman as to necessitate the immediate termination of her pregnancy to avoid death or serious risk of irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function. When a physician terminates a pregnancy that is not prohibited it is done in the manner that provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive, unless it would pose a greater risk of the death of the pregnant woman or physical impairment, other than psychological or emotional functions. Sets reporting standards for doctors performing abortion and reporting abortion statistics annually.

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