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SF 523 - Expands Penalties for Fetal Homicide - Iowa Key Vote

Rich Taylor voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-18) - (Key vote)
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Title: Expands Penalties for Fetal Homicide

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands criminal penalties for fetal homicide.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “unborn person” as a individual organism of the species homo sapien from fertilization to live birth (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that anyone who causes the death of an “unborn person” without the consent of the pregnant individual during the act of committing a felony, is guilty of a class A felony (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that anyone who intentionally or unintentionally causes the death of an “unborn person” without the knowledge and consent of the pregnant individual is guilty of a class B felony (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expands Penalties for Fetal Homicide

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