Oregon ‘Born-Alive Infants Protection Act’ (HB 3423)
This law was last updated on Aug 30, 2019
HB 3423 would require a health-care practitioner to provide the same degree of care to a child born alive during an abortion or attempted abortion as they would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.
Requirements for Health-Care Practitioners
If an attempted abortion results in a child born alive, any health-care practitioner present at the time would be required to do all of the following:
- Exercise the same degree of care to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health-care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age; and
- If the child was not born alive in a hospital, ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.
A person who violates this provision would be guilty of a Class C felony.
A health-care practitioner who has knowledge of a failure to comply with these requirements would be required to report the failure to a state law enforcement agency.
Companion bill to SB 1042.
Based on model legislation drafted by Americans United for Life (AUL).
4/1/19 – Introduced; referred to House Health Care Committee.