New Hampshire Bill Including Fetus as “another” in Certain Criminal Offenses (SB 40)
This law was last updated on Jan 3, 2017
SB 40 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.
Companion bill to HB 560.
Similar to HB 1503, which failed to pass in 2014.