Arkansas Bill Regarding Fetal Death Certificates (HB 1185)

This law was last updated on Feb 17, 2017


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Arkansas

Number

HB 1185

Status

Signed into Law

Proposed

Jan 17, 2017

Topics

Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.arkleg.state.ar.us

HB 1185 would amend the laws concerning fetal death certificates and stillbirths.

Regarding a certificate of birth resulting from stillbirth, the bill would amend the definition of “stillbirth” to mean an “unintended, intrauterine fetal death occurring in this state after a gestational age of not less than 12 completed weeks.” Current law defines stillbirth as a fetal death occurring after a gestational age of 20 weeks.

In regards to registering a pregnancy termination, the bill would consider it a “fetal death” when such an event occurs after the fetus has reached 12 weeks gestation, rather than the current 20 weeks gestation designation.

STATUS

Passed the House by an 88-4 vote on January 26, 2017.

Passed the Senate by an 29-0 vote on February 13, 2017.

Signed by the Governor on February 16, 2017.


People

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