Minnesota Bill Prohibiting Abortion (HF 2792)
This law was last updated on Mar 19, 2018
HF 2792 would prohibit abortion in the the state of Minnesota, except in the case of certain medical situations.
The bill would prohibit a person from knowingly administering to, prescribing for, procuring for, or selling to a pregnant person any medicine, drug, or other substance with the specific intent of causing an abortion.
The bill would prohibit a person from knowingly using or employing any instrument or procedure upon a pregnant person with the specific intent of causing an abortion.
This would not apply when the health-care provider performs a medical procedure designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant person, provided the provider makes reasonable medical efforts to preserve both the life of the patient and the life of the “unborn child.”
This would also not apply when the health-care provider provides medical treatment, including chemotherapy and the termination of ectopic pregnancies, to a pregnant person that results in the accidental or unintentional injury to or death of the “unborn child.”
The bill defines “unborn child” to mean “an individual living member of the species Homo sapiens from fertilization until birth.”
The bill clarifies that nothing in this provision may be construed to prohibit the sale, use, prescription, or administration of a contraceptive measure, device, drug, or chemical.
A physician who violates this provision may have their license suspended or revoked.
Companion bill to SF 3382.