Indiana ‘Protection of Life’ Bill (HB 1134)
This law was last updated on Dec 10, 2019
HB 1134 would effectively abolish abortion in the state by eliminating all statutes authorizing and regulating abortion and asserting that human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm.
The bill states that the courts of the United States have no jurisdiction to interfere with Indiana’s interest in protecting human physical life from the moment that human physical life begins.
The bill further declares that it is unlawful for any official, agent, or employee of the United States government or an employee of a private entity providing services to the United States government to enforce any act, law, treaty, order, rule, or regulation of the United States government that interferes with Indiana’s interest in protecting human physical life from the moment that human physical life begins.
The bill would amend Indiana law to include “unborn child” when defining child. “Human being” would be defined to mean an individual having human physical life regardless of whether the individual has been born.
With this bill, all abortions in Indiana would be considered murder. The language of the bill is so broad that all miscarriages could be considered manslaughter; and IVF could also be considered illegal.