Unborn child; unintentionally causing miscarriage or stillbirth thereof punishable as felony. (HB2532)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unintentionally causing death of fetus punishable as involuntary manslaughter. Provides that any person who, while engaged in wanton and willful conduct that shows a reckless disregard for the safety of others, causes injury to another woman who is pregnant, and that conduct is the cause of a miscarriage or stillbirth by the woman, is guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Physicians acting in good faith in the performance of their duties are not liable under the section. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070401376
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2532)
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2007Committee substitute printed 077808376-H1
01/24/2007Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
01/24/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2532H1)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077808376-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2532H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (90-Y 7-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2007Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


Jenni writes:

While I support this bill in concept, it is dangerously close to saying anyone who aborts a fetus is a murderer. I can't go so close