SB 51/HB 54 Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment

SB 51/HB 54 Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth), Sen. Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell)

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Debra Conrad (R-Forsyth), Rep. Linda Johnson (R-Cabarrus), Rep. Pat Hurley (R-Randolph), Rep. Lisa Barnes (R-Nash)

Bill Summary

This bill would define a dismemberment abortion as an intent to cause death of an unborn child, to dismember a living unborn child with instruments that could harm a portion of the unborn child’s body.

The bill would make it unlawful for a person to perform a dismemberment abortion unless it is necessary to prevent serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother.

The bill states that a physician accused of proceeding in a dismemberment abortion may seek a hearing before the NC Medical Board on whether dismemberment abortion was necessary to prevent serious health risk to the mother.

The bill would grant immunity to the woman upon whom a dismemberment abortion was performed, any employee connected to the physician, or a pharmacist filling a prescription or person providing instruments for the abortion.

Bill Movement

Senate

This bill was filed on February 12, 2019.

This bill was referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 13, 2019.

 

House

This bill was filed on February 12, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Health
  • Judiciary
  • Rules
 
 

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