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New Hampshire Bill Including Fetus as “another” in Certain Criminal Offenses (HB 560)

This law was last updated on Jan 3, 2017


New Hampshire


HB 560


Failed to Pass


Jan 8, 2015


Co-sponsors: 11
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 12


Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

HB 560 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.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to SB 40.

Similar to HB 1503, which failed to pass in 2014.