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Wyoming ‘Unborn Victims of Violence’ Act (SF 128)

This law was last updated on Apr 11, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Wyoming

Number

SF 128

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 23, 2019

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 22
Total Sponsors: 22

Topics

Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

www.wyoleg.gov

SF 128 would amend the state criminal code to create offenses—battery, murder, and manslaughter—for harm to an “unborn child.” A person would be guilty of such offenses if they intentionally caused harm to the “unborn child” or pregnant person. The offenses would not apply to lawful medical procedures or abortion.

Battery

Battery of a “unborn child” would be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to a year and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

Aggravated Battery

Aggravated battery of an “unborn child” would be a felony punishable by up to ten years imprisonment.

Murder

Murder of an “unborn child” in the first degree would be punishable by life imprisonment without parole or life imprisonment according to law.

Murder of an “unborn child” in the second degree would be punishable by imprisonment for at least 20 years to life.

Manslaughter

Manslaughter of an “unborn child” would be a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years.

Homicide by Vehicle

The bill would amend the criminal code regarding homicide by vehicle to include an “unborn child” among possible victims. A person who operates their vehicle in a reckless manner and causes the death of another person or “unborn child” would face up to 20 years imprisonment.


Latest Action

1/23/19 – Introduced; referred to the Judiciary Committee.


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