Colorado Bill Regarding Civil Damages for Unlawful Termination of Pregnancy (HB 1324)

This law was last updated on Dec 16, 2014


This law is Anti–Choice Model Bill

State

Colorado

Number

HB 1324

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 19, 2014

Topics

Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.leg.state.co.us

SB 1324 would have created a civil cause of action for damages that resulted from an unlawful termination of a pregnancy at any time prior to birth caused by intentional, knowing, or reckless conduct.

This bill would have amended the definition of “person” in the wrongful death statute to mean a “human being who had been born and was alive at the time of the act.”

This bill would not have given rights associated with personhood to a fetus at any time prior to a live birth.

This bill would have specified that a cause of action for the wrongful death of an unborn viable fetus does not exist against the mother or a health care practitioner performing an abortion permitted by law and for which required consent was given.


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