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Rhode Island Fetal Protection Act (H 5447)

This law was last updated on Jul 7, 2017


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Rhode Island

Number

H 5447

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 9, 2017

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 5
Total Sponsors: 5

Topics

Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

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H 5447 adds as criminal offenses in Rhode Island, the following: (1) murder of an “unborn child”; (2) voluntary manslaughter of an “unborn child”; (3) involuntary manslaughter of an “unborn child”; (4) battery of an “unborn child”; and (5) assault of an “unborn child.”

The bill defines “unborn child” to mean “the unborn offspring of a human being conceived, but not yet completely born.”

The bill states that legal abortion is an exception.

STATUS

Similar to H 5104 (2013), H 7052 (2014), H 5052 (2015), and S 2218/H 7206 (2016), all of which failed to pass.


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