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The Act known generally as the "Woman's Right to Know Act," requires that physicians inform women who are seeking an abortion, at least 24-hours prior to the abortion, of particular medical risks associated with the procedure, the probable gestational age of the unborn child, the medical risks associated with carrying out the pregnancy to term, the availability of medical assistance benefits, and of the father's obligation to assist in child support. The Act further requires physicians performing abortions to inform their patients, more than 24-hours prior to the abortion procedure, of the availability of information describing the unborn child, listing agencies that offer alternatives to abortion, and information on fetal pain. The Act also amends parental notification requirements for unemancipated minors seeking abortions.

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