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Iowa Bill Regarding Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims (HF 2165)

This law was last updated on Sep 6, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Iowa

Number

HF 2165

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 31, 2018

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 17
Total Sponsors: 17

Topics

Wrongful Birth

Full Bill Text

www.legis.iowa.gov

HF 2165 would prohibit a cause of action and the awarding of damages on behalf of a person, based on a wrongful birth claim  that, but for an act or omission of the defendant, a child would not or should not have been born.

The bill would also prohibit a cause of action and the awarding of damages on behalf of any person, based on a wrongful life claim that, but for an act or omission of the defendant, the person bringing the action would not or should not have been born.

The prohibitions would apply to any claim regardless of whether the child is born healthy or with a birth defect or disorder or other adverse medical condition.

The bill would not apply to a civil action for damages for an intentional or grossly negligent act or omission.


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