SB 0275 Defines Partial Birth Abortion and Makes This Procedure Illegal Except to Save the Life of the Mother
LR Number:L1055.03T Fiscal Note:1055-03
Last Action:09/10/97 - Motion to Overide Governors' Veto defeated (Kinder) Journal page:
Title:SS/SB 275
Effective Date:August 28, 1997
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SS/SB 275 - This act defines "partial birth abortion" as a method or technique of abortion in which the person performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before intentionally killing the infant and completing the delivery.

The act also states that no physician shall perform a partial birth abortion unless necessary to preserve the life of the mother. Any physician who performs a partial birth abortion when it is not necessary to safe the life of the mother shall be guilty of a Class D felony. The act further states that any person who takes the life of a child aborted alive is guilty of 2nd degree murder.