Alabama Fetal Homicide Bill

The Alabama House has unanimously approved a bill making it a crime to assault or kill an unborn fetus. The bill goes now to the Senate, where its chances of passage are slim. Here’s a story about it from the Mobile Register.

Existing homicide law in Alabama defines the victim as a person who is born or alive at the time of the homicidal act. The bill would change that to include “an unborn child at every stage of gestation in utero from conception to birth, regardless of viability.”