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2021 House Bill 5289: Repeal criminal sanctions on willfully causing a miscarriage
Introduced by Rep. Kyra Bolden (D) on September 14, 2021
To repeal a 1931 law that defines willfully giving a pregnant women drugs or using instruments intended to procure a miscarriage (abortion) as criminal manslaughter. Enforcement of this state statute was prohibited by the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which held that restricting a woman's access to abortion violated an individual's right to privacy recognized by the due process clause of the 14th amendment.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on September 14, 2021