Gov. Holcomb signs bill allowing murder charges for unborn child if mother is injured or killed

WRTVPublished: March 27, 2018
Published: March 27, 2018

Starting in July, prosecutors will be able to charge a suspect with murder when a pregnant woman is injured or killed and their unborn child does not survive. SB 203 was signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb on Sunday. The bill allows prosecutors to seek a charge of murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and feticide if a fetus is killed in -any- stage of development. The bill allows charges to be sought only if the person commits a felony that causes the death of a fetus and will not apply to lawfully performed abortions.

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