Bill Number: HB15-1041
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: Humphrey, Ransom/Lundberg
The bill prohibits abortion and makes a violation a class 3 felony. The following are exceptions to the prohibition:
• A licensed physician performs a medical procedure designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant mother, if the physician makes reasonable medical efforts under the circumstances to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of her unborn child in a manner consistent with conventional medical practice; and
• A licensed physician provides medical treatment to the mother that results in the accidental or unintentional injury or death to the unborn child.
The pregnant mother upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted is not subject to a criminal penalty. The sale and use of contraception is not prohibited by the bill. A conviction related to the abortion prohibition constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of physician licensing.
02/26/2015 - House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely
01/07/2015 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary + Appropriations
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