SB 1257/HB 1029 – Human Life Protection Act
This bill would implement the Human Life Protection Act that would, except in certain situations, prohibit abortion after fertilization or pregnancy is confirmed. However, the act goes into effect only if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade or if an amendment to the U.S. Constitution restoring to the states the authority to prohibit abortion is adopted. The act would not apply when abortion is necessary to prevent the death or “serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.” A person who performs an abortion in violation of the law would be guilty of a Class C felony. The pregnant woman would not be criminally liable.