New Mexico Abortion as Evidence Tampering Bill (HB 206)

Last updated: Feb 25, 2014


State

New Mexico

Number

HB 206

Status

Failed to Pass

Topics

Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Full Bill Text

www.nmlegis.gov

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.)

STATUS

Died in committee; postponed indefinitely.


People

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