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SB 359 - Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth - North Carolina Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (65-46) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes procedural requirements for abortions that result in the premature birth of a child.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant the infant shall be considered a legal person for all purposes under the laws of North Carolina and entitled to all the protections of such laws (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a health care practitioner exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence as they would to any child born under normal conditions for any child born alive during an attempted abortion (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits the mother of a child born alive from being prosecuted for a violation or attempt to or conspiracy to commit a violation involving the child who was born alive(Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that any individual found to have violated this act shall be guilty of a Class D felony which shall include a fine of $250,000 (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that any individual found to have intentionally performed or attempt to perform an overt act that kills a child born alive shall be punished under the law for murder (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-19) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes procedural requirements for abortions that result in the premature birth of a child.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant the infant shall be considered a legal person for all purposes under the laws of North Carolina and entitled to all the protections of such laws (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a health care practitioner exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence as they would to any child born under normal conditions for any child born alive during an attempted abortion (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits the mother of a child born alive from being prosecuted for a violation or attempt to or conspiracy to commit a violation involving the child who was born alive(Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that any individual found to have violated this act shall be guilty of a Class D felony which shall include a fine of $250,000 (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that any individual found to have intentionally performed or attempt to perform an overt act that kills a child born alive shall be punished under the law for murder (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Requirements for Abortions Resulting in Premature Birth

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