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Massachusetts Partial-Birth Abortion Ban (H 926)

This law was last updated on Apr 18, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




H 926


Failed to Pass


Jan 23, 2017


Co-sponsors: 4
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 5


Partial Birth Abortion Bans

Full Bill Text

H 926 would ban partial-birth abortions in the state of Massachusetts.  Under this law, any person who intentionally causes the death of a living intact fetus while that living intact fetus is partially born, would be punished by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $2,000, or by imprisonment of not less than three months nor more than five years, or by both said fine and imprisonment.  The mother of the living intact fetus would not be allowed to be prosecuted.

H 926 would not apply to sharp curettage or suction curettage abortion, nor would it prohibit a physician from taking necessary measures to save the pregnant individual’s life.

Related Legislation

Similar to H1441 and H 1538 (2015), and H 1452 (2013), all of which failed to pass.