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New York ‘Unborn Victims of Violence Act’ (S 1383)

This law was last updated on Feb 19, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

New York

Number

S 1383

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Jan 14, 2019

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 6
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 7

Topics

Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

assembly.state.ny.us

S 1383 would amend current law to allow any person or “unborn child” in any stage of gestation to be the victim of an assault or homicide.

The bill would define “person,” when referring to the victim of any assault, aggravated assault or vehicular assault to mean “a human being who has been born and is alive, or an unborn child at any stage of gestation.”

Under this law, a homicide would mean:

“[…]conduct which causes the death of a person or an unborn child at any stage of gestation under circumstances constituting murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, vehicular manslaughter in the first degree, vehicular manslaughter in the second degree or criminally negligent homicide, abortion in the first degree or self-abortion in the first degree.”

Lawful abortions or otherwise necessary medical treatment resulting in a fetal death would not apply.


Related Legislation

Companion bill to A 3130.

Identical to A 3579/S 3830, which failed to pass in 2017.

Similar to A 6502S 2532A 3128, and S 1950, all of which failed to pass in previous legislative sessions.


Latest Action

1/14/19 – Introduced; referred to Codes Committee.


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