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Bill Detail: HB22-1279

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Title Reproductive Health Equity Act
Status Governor Signed (04/04/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
M. Froelich (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/03/2022

The bill declares that every individual has a fundamental right to
use or refuse contraception; every pregnant individual has a fundamental
right to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion; and
a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent or derivative
rights under the laws of the state.

The bill prohibits state and local public entities from:
  • Denying, restricting, interfering with, or discriminating
against an individual's fundamental right to use or refuse
contraception or to continue a pregnancy and give birth or
to have an abortion in the regulation or provision of
benefits, services, information, or facilities; and
  • Depriving, through prosecution, punishment, or other
means, an individual of the individual's right to act or
refrain from acting during the individual's own pregnancy
based on the potential, actual, or perceived impact on the
pregnancy, the pregnancy's outcomes, or on the pregnant
individual's health.

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