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Born Alive Infant Protection Act

Concerning statutory definitions related to human beings to include every infant human being who is born alive at any stage of development.
2016 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
State Government
Bill Summary

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.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. L. Landgraf, Rep. L. Sias


Rep. T. Carver, Rep. G. Klingenschmitt


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