Alabama ‘Personhood’ Bill 2013 (SB 205)
This law was last updated on Apr 22, 2016
SB 205 would have given constitutional rights to eggs, embryos, and fetuses. It defines the term “persons” to include “all human beings resulting from the union of the male sperm with the female egg either from sexual intercourse or in the case of in vitro fertilization, the fertilized egg or eggs relied on by a physician for implantation in the uterus.”
This bill would have banned abortion, birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would have eliminated certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments, in vitro fertilization, and might have led to investigation and prosecution of women who miscarry to determine if their own actions caused the death.
Died in the Senate Health Committee.