Rhode Island Fetal Protection Act (H 7052)

This law was last updated on Jan 4, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Rhode Island

Number

H 7052

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 9, 2014

Topics

Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

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H 7052 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, which failed to pass the previous year.


People