Use quotes to search for exact phrases. Use AND/OR/NOT between keywords or phrases for more precise search results.

New Hampshire Bill Including Fetus as “another” in Certain Criminal Offenses (SB 40)

This law was last updated on Jan 3, 2017


New Hampshire


SB 40


Failed to Pass


Jan 29, 2015


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


Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

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.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to HB 560.

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