New Hampshire Viable Fetus Protection Act (HB 1680)
This law was last updated on Sep 6, 2018
HB 1680 would prohibit abortion from being performed upon a pregnant person after viability of the fetus except in the event of a medical emergency, in cases of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, or to remove a fetus with severe anomalies incompatible with life.
The bill defines “viability” to mean:
“[…]the point in pregnancy when, in the good faith medical judgment of a physician, there is reasonable likelihood of the fetus’ sustained survival outside the uterus without the application of extraordinary medical measures.”
The determination of viability would be solely that of the treating physician after consultation with and examination of the pregnant person.
The bill would require a physician performing an abortion to preserve the life or health of the pregnant person, to make every effort to preserve the life of the viable fetus.
All post-viability abortions would be required to be performed by a licensed physician.
Any physician who performs an abortion in violation of this provision would be subject to disciplinary action under RSA 329.