Abortion; prohibiting performance of or attempt to perform abortion except under certain condition; providing penalties and affirmative defense. Effective date.

Authored by Senator Dahm

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What is it?

SB 612 criminalizes any abortion performed in the state except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency. Any person who performs such a procedure and is convicted shall be guilty of a felony and subject to a maximum fine of $100,000.00, a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, or both. The provisions of this measure shall not authorize charging any woman with any criminal offense in the death of her own unborn child or prohibit the sale of contraceptives.

(Summary prepared by the Legislature)