New Hampshire All People Created Equal Act 2015 (HB 194)

This law was last updated on Jan 13, 2015


State

New Hampshire

Number

HB 194

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Jan 8, 2015

Topics

Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.gencourt.state.nh.us

HB 194 would give constitutional rights to eggs, embryos, and fetuses.

The bill states: “The state of New Hampshire hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the United States Constitution is vested in each human being, therefore it is the policy of the state of New Hampshire that human life is deemed to exist from conception.”  The bill specifies that a pregnant woman is exempt from prosecution for the death of her “unborn child.”

The bill defines “human being” to include “each and every member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.”

This bill would ban abortion, birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would eliminate certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments, and in vitro fertilization.

STATUS

Identical to HB 1504, which was introduced and failed to pass in 2014.


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