Iowa Bill Defining ‘Person’ for Criminal Statutes (SF 478)
This law was last updated on Apr 25, 2016
SF 478 would have defined “person,” when referring to the victim of a murder to mean “an individual human being, without regard to age of development, from the moment of conception, when a zygote is formed, until natural death.”
The bill would have included the use of abortion-inducing drugs in the crime of murder. The bill stated that murder does not include fetal death as defined in Iowa Code section 144.1 or the spontaneous termination of a pregnancy as defined in section 144.29A.