Alabama Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HB 18)

This law was last updated on Aug 6, 2013


State

Alabama

Number

HB 18

Status

Current

Proposed

Mar 1, 2011

Topics

20-Week Bans, Later Abortion, Physicians Reporting Requirements

Full Bill Text

alisondb.legislature.state.al.us

HB 18 bans abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization based on legislative findings that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. The bill permits abortions at or beyond 20 weeks post-fertilization “to prevent the death or serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function of the woman.” The bill also contains provisions on abortion reporting requirements.

Codified at Ala. Code Section 26-23B-5.


People

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