Abortion or miscarriage; penalty. (HB986)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Producing abortion or miscarriage; penalty.  Provides that any person, including the pregnant female, who administers to, or causes to be taken by, a pregnant female, any drug or other thing, or uses means with intent to destroy her unborn child, or to produce abortion or miscarriage, and thereby destroys such child or produces such abortion or miscarriage, is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The bill excepts medically approved contraceptives or legally prescribed medication as a means of producing abortion or miscarriage. Current law does not with specificity include the pregnant female as a possible perpetrator. Amends § 18.2-71, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2010Committee
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103270D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB986)
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Anne Haynes writes:

Toally untenable just how are the police going to enforce this nefarious idea?

Kim Bryant writes:

I wish they get off this whole abortion crap, just leave it alone!