HB 0074 Homocide During Pregnancy
AN ACT relating to homicide; establishing the offense of homicide of a pregnant woman resulting in the involuntary termination of the pregnancy without a live birth; imposing a penalty; and providing for an effective date.
NARAL, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood opposed this bill as it called for a double homicide for the homicide of a pregnant woman. The sponsor chose to file another bill allowing for an enhanced penalty for homicide during pregnancy which we will be neutral on.
3/9 - This bill did not pass but did morph into another bill that added enhanced sentences to second degree murder and two other lesser charges. There was considerable testimony on this bill and the anti-choice groups were not happy about the changes. Their testimony was that they will be coming back to legislature with the double homicide bill next year when there is a new governor that will not veto the bill. Several of the anti-choice people voted against the new bill.