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Maryland Bill Redefining the Term Viability (SB 449)

This law was last updated on Sep 6, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Maryland

Number

SB 449

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 25, 2018

Topics

Later Abortion

Full Bill Text

mgaleg.maryland.gov

SB 449 would redefine the term “viability” under Maryland law to mean: 

“that stage, beginning at 24 weeks’ gestation, when, in the best medical judgment of the attending physician, there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus’s sustained survival outside the womb.”

Current Maryland law defines “viability” to mean:

“that stage when, in the best medical judgment of the attending physician based on the particular facts of the case before the physician, there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus’s sustained survival outside the womb.”

 


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