Michigan ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’ (SB 165)
This law was last updated on Apr 24, 2019
SB 165 would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks, unless it’s necessary to save the life of the pregnant person.
The bill would require a physician to first determine the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus before attempting to perform an abortion. If it’s determined that the fetus has a probable post-fertilization age of 20 or more weeks, any attempt to perform an abortion would be prohibited.
Any person who violates this law would be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment up to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $7,500.
Tie-barred with SB 166.
3/5/19 – Introduced; referred to Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee.