Iowa Bill Defining ‘Person’ for Criminal Statutes (SF 478)

This law was last updated on Apr 25, 2016


State

Iowa

Number

SF 478

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 19, 2015

Topics

Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.legis.iowa.gov

SF 478 would have defined “person,” when referring to the victim of a murder to mean “an individual human being, without regard to age of development, from the moment of conception, when a zygote is formed, until natural death.”

The bill would have included the use of abortion-inducing drugs in the crime of murder. The bill stated that murder does not include fetal death as defined in Iowa Code section 144.1 or the spontaneous termination of a pregnancy as defined in section 144.29A.


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