Abortion; person who forces or coerces pregnant female against her will is guilty of misdemeanor. (SB1217)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Forced or coerced abortion prohibited; penalty.  Provides that any person who forces or coerces a pregnant female to have an abortion against her will is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also creates a private right of action against the person who coerced her to have an abortion for the female herself and for the wrongful death of the unborn child. Read the Bill »


02/03/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102768D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1217)
02/03/2011Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)