Indiana Fetal Homicide Bill (SB 203)
This law was last updated on Jul 2, 2018
SB 203 provides that the crimes of murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and feticide, may be committed against a fetus in any stage of development.
Current law provides that such crimes may be committed against a fetus that has attained viability.
The bill provides that a person who commits a felony that causes the termination of a pregnancy may receive an additional sentence of six to 20 years.
The bill specifies that such offenses do not apply to lawfully performed abortions or a pregnant person who terminates or causes the termination of their own pregnancy.
Passed the senate on February 1, 2018, by a 42-6 vote.
Passed the house on February 27, 2018, by a 96-0 vote.
Senate concurred in house amendments on March 6, 2018, by a 41-8 vote.
Signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) on March 25, 2018.