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HB16-1146: Born Alive Infant Protection Act

Reproductive Freedom | Women’s Rights
Bill Number: HB16-1146
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: L. Landgraf / L. Sias


The bill defines, for the purposes of all statutes, child, human
being, individual, and person as every infant human being who is
born alive at any stage of development. The bill defines born alive as,
with respect to a human being, the complete expulsion or extraction from
its mother a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of
development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a
beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of
voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut
and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result
of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.

Current Status:

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/29/2016)

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