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Alabama ‘Human Life Protection Act’ (SB 211)

This law was last updated on Jun 21, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 211


Failed to Pass


Apr 2, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

SB 211 would make abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses except in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the pregnant person.

The bill defines “serious health risk” to mean when a pregnant person has a condition that necessitates an abortion to avert their death or to avert serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function.

If a physician determines an abortion is necessary due to a medical emergency, a second physician would need to provide confirmation of the determination within 180 days after the abortion is completed.

An abortion performed in violation of this act would be a Class A felony—punishable by 10 years to life in prison.

An attempted abortion preformed in violation of this act would be a Class C felony—punishable by one to 10 years in prison.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to HB 314.

Latest Action

4/2/19 – Introduced; referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.


Primary Sponsor