Representative Williams, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1098. The bill requires physicians to make a determination of the probable gestational age before performing any abortion. Under the bill, performing or attempting to perform an abortion after 22 weeks gestational age is a class 1 misdemeanor. Persons convicted of this offense may only be subject to a fine penalty and not jail time. Performing a prohibited abortion constitutes unprofessional conduct for the purposes of physician licensing. A licensed physician found in violation will have his or her license suspended for at least three years. Abortion after 22 weeks gestational age is not a crime if, in the reasonable medical judgement of the physician, it is necessary to save the life of the mother. In addition, a woman who has an abortion performed or any person who fills a prescription or provides equipment used during an abortion does not commit an offense under this measure.