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HB 12 - Abortion and Homicide Law Amendments - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Abortion and Homicide Law Amendments

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion and Homicide Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies an "intentional, knowing, or reckless act" committed by a woman that terminates her pregnancy as criminal homicide.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that a woman is not guilty of criminal homicide committed against her unborn child if any of the following apply (Secs. 1 & 7):
    • The sole reason for the death of the unborn child was a refusal to consent to medical treatment, including a cesarean section;
    • The sole reason for the death of the unborn child was a failure to follow medical advice;
    • The death of the unborn child is not caused by a criminally negligent act of the woman;
    • The death of the unborn child is not caused by an intentional, knowing, or reckless act of the woman; or
    • The death of the unborn child is as result of obtaining an abortion authorized by law.
  • Specifies that causing the death of an unborn child cannot be classified as aggravated murder (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (59-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion and Homicide Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies an "intentional, knowing, or reckless act" committed by a woman that terminates her pregnancy as criminal homicide.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that a woman is not guilty of criminal homicide committed against her unborn child if any of the following apply (Secs. 1 & 7):
    • The sole reason for the death of the unborn child was a refusal to consent to medical treatment, including a cesarean section;
    • The sole reason for the death of the unborn child was a failure to follow medical advice;
    • The death of the unborn child is not caused by a criminally negligent act of the woman;
    • The death of the unborn child is not caused by an intentional, knowing, or reckless act of the woman; or
    • The death of the unborn child is as result of obtaining an abortion authorized by law.
  • Specifies that causing the death of an unborn child cannot be classified as aggravated murder (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion and Homicide Law Amendments

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