Rhode Island Fetal Protection Act (H 7206)

This law was last updated on Jun 29, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Rhode Island

Number

H 7206

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 15, 2016

Topics

Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

webserver.rilin.state.ri.us

H 7206 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

Companion bill to S 2218.

Similar to H 5104 (2013) and H 7052 (2014), and H 5052 (2015), all of which failed to pass.


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