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New Mexico Unborn Victims of Violence Act (HB 84)

This law was last updated on Feb 25, 2014


State

New Mexico

Number

HB 84

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 16, 2013

Topics

Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

www.nmlegis.gov

HB 84 would have established criminal penalties for the death or injury of an unborn child. The bill defines an unborn child as “a living fetus of twenty weeks or more who is a member of the species homo sapiens.”

The bill would have excluded: legal abortions; acts committed by a pregnant woman with respect to her own unborn child; acts committed during diagnostic testing or therapeutic treatment; and acts involving the use of force in self defense or the defense of another.

STATUS

Died in chamber; action postponed indefinitely.


People

Primary Sponsor