Alaska Bill Banning Late Term Abortion (SB 179)
This law was last updated on Jun 27, 2016
SB 179 would prohibit abortions in the state of Alaska if the “unborn child” is determined to be viable outside the pregnant woman’s womb.
The bill defines “viable” as capable of surviving outside of the mother’s womb with or without artificial aid.
The bill further requires physicians to terminate pregnancies in a way that affords “the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive” after the procedure, without jeopardizing the woman’s life. If an “unborn child” is removed from a pregnant woman’s womb alive and the parent is unwilling or unable to care for the infant, they may be turned over to the state’s care under its “children in need of aid” provision.