Alabama ‘Human Life Protection Act’ (SB 211)
This law was last updated on Jun 21, 2019
SB 211 would make abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the pregnant person.
The bill defines “serious health risk” to mean when a pregnant person has a condition that necessitates an abortion to avert their death or to avert serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function.
If a physician determines an abortion is necessary due to a medical emergency, a second physician would need to provide confirmation of the determination within 180 days after the abortion is completed.
An abortion performed in violation of this act would be a Class A felony—punishable by 10 years to life in prison.
An attempted abortion preformed in violation of this act would be a Class C felony—punishable by one to 10 years in prison.
Companion bill to HB 314.
4/2/19 – Introduced; referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.