New Mexico Abortion as Evidence Tampering Bill (HB 206)

Last updated: Feb 25, 2014


New Mexico


HB 206


Failed to Pass


Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Full Bill Text

HB 206 would have classified an abortion obtained after rape or incest as “evidence tampering.”

The bill states, “Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.”

This bill would have charged a rape victim who gets an abortion with a third-degree felony. (Source.)


Died in committee; postponed indefinitely.


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