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Rhode Island Fetal Protection Act (HB 5052)

This law was last updated on Mar 5, 2015


State

Rhode Island

Number

HB 5052

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 8, 2015

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 5
Total Sponsors: 5

Topics

Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

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HB 5052 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) and H 7052 (2014), both of which failed to pass.


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