New Hampshire Bill Including Fetus as “another” in Certain Criminal Offenses (HB 156)
This law was last updated on Jan 17, 2018
HB 156 would include the term “fetus” in the definition of “another” for the purpose of first and second degree murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, and causing or aiding suicide. This would not apply to women seeking medical procedures or abortions.
The bill defines “fetus” to mean an unborn offspring, from the embryo stage which is the end of the eighth week after conception or, in the case of an in vitro fertilization, the end of the eighth week after implantation, until birth.
Similar to SB 66, which defines fetus to mean an “unborn” offspring from the embryo stage which is the end of the 20th week after conception or implantation.
Similar to HB 1503, which failed to pass in 2014.