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Indiana Fetal Homicide Bill (SB 203)

This law was last updated on Jul 2, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 203




Jan 3, 2018


Primary Sponsors: 8
Co-sponsors: 10
Total Sponsors: 18


Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

SB 203 provides that the crimes of murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and feticide, may be committed against a fetus in any stage of development.

Current law provides that such crimes may be committed against a fetus that has attained viability.

The bill provides that a person who commits a felony that causes the termination of a pregnancy may receive an additional sentence of six to 20 years.

The bill specifies that such offenses do not apply to lawfully performed abortions or a pregnant person who terminates or causes the termination of their own pregnancy.


Passed the senate on February 1, 2018, by a 42-6 vote.

Passed the house on February 27, 2018, by a 96-0 vote.

Senate concurred in house amendments on March 6, 2018, by a 41-8 vote.

Signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) on March 25, 2018.