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Mississippi Bill Regarding Wrongful Death of “Unborn Child” (HB 1338)

This law was last updated on Feb 17, 2015


State

Mississippi

Number

HB 1338

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 19, 2015

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 6
Total Sponsors: 6

Topics

Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

billstatus.ls.state.ms.us

HB 1338 would have amended Mississippi’s wrongful death statute so that a cause of action for wrongful death would include “unborn child.”

The bill states: “Whenever the death of any person or of any unborn child shall be caused by any real, wrongful or negligent act or omission, or by such unsafe machinery, way or appliances as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured or damaged thereby to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, or whenever the death of any person or of any unborn.”

STATUS

Passed the House 78-37 on February 12, 2015, but ultimately failed.


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