SB 0009 Makes Partial Birth Abortions Illegal Except in Certain Circumstances
LR Number:S1968.01I Fiscal Note:1968-01
Last Action:09/10/97 - S First Read Journal page:S29
Effective Date:Uncertain
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SB 9 - 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 prohibits a physician from performing 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 save the life of the mother shall be guilty of a Class D felony.