Representative Saine and Representative Humphrey, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1075 to the committee. The bill prohibits licensed physicians from performing abortions except:
• when an abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the woman and the physician has made a reasonable medical effort to preserve both the life of the woman and her unborn child; or
• when the physician provides medical treatment to a woman that results in the accidental injury or death of the unborn child.
Offenses under the bill are punishable as a class 1 felony, and a conviction constitutes unprofessional conduct for the purposes of physician licensing.
A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment T).