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Colorado Born Alive Infant Protection Act (HB 1112)

This law was last updated on Feb 10, 2015


State

Colorado

Number

HB 1112

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 15, 2015

Topics

Later Abortion

Full Bill Text

www.leg.state.co.us

HB 1112 would have prohibited a person from denying or depriving an infant of nourishment with the intent to cause or allow the death of the infant for any reason. A person is prohibited from depriving an infant of medically appropriate and reasonable medical care or treatment unless the medical care:

  1. Is not necessary to save the life of the infant;
  2. Has a potential risk to the infant’s life or health that outweighs the potential benefit of the medical care; or
  3. Is treatment that will do no more than temporarily prolong the act of dying when death is imminent.

The bill required a physician performing an abortion to take all medically appropriate and reasonable steps to preserve the life of a “born-alive infant.” A person is prohibited from using a “born-alive infant” for any type of scientific research or other kind of experimentation unless it is necessary to protect or preserve the life and health of a “born-alive infant.” The bill also prohibited infanticide.

The bill further provided that a “born-alive infant” is a legal person under the law with the same rights to medically appropriate and legal care and treatment.

STATUS

Postponed indefinitely.


People

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