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HB17-1108: Protect Human Life at Conception

Reproductive Freedom
Bill Number: HB17-1108
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Active Oppose
Sponsors: S. Humphrey / K. Ransom / T. Neville


The bill prohibits terminating the life of an unborn child and
makes a violation a class 1 felony. The following are exceptions to the
• 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, including
chemotherapy and the removal of an ectopic pregnancy, to
the mother that results in the accidental or unintentional
injury to or death of the unborn child.
The pregnant mother upon whom termination of the life of an
unborn child 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 prohibition of the termination of the life of an
unborn child constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of physician

Current Status:

House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Postpone Indefinitely (02/09/2017)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment (01/19/2017)

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