Abortion consent bill passes Alaska House.
JUNEAU — A bill requiring doctors to tell women about the risks of abortion and alternatives to the procedure passed the state House on Saturday.
The bill would require a woman to certify in writing that her doctor either has referred her to a state Web site on abortion or has informed her of the nature of, risks of, and alternatives to abortion. A medical professional would also have to verbally inform the woman of the gestational age of the fetus at the time the abortion is to be performed.
Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom, R-Eagle River, said the bill is intended to allow women to make decisions without regret.