assembly Bill A7610

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a cause of action for damages against a person who attempts or performs a sex selective abortion

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
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A7610 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง230-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A2533
2015-2016: A6545
2017-2018: A6769
2019-2020: A6816

A7610 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a cause of action for damages against a person who attempts or performs a sex selective abortion.

A7610 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7610

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CRESPO,  RABBITT, P. RIVERA -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  establishing  a
  cause  of action for damages against a person who attempts or performs
  a sex selective abortion

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
230-e to read as follows:
  S 230-E. PROHIBITION OF SEX SELECTIVE  ABORTION.    1.  THE  FOLLOWING
WORDS OR PHRASES, AS USED IN THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
INGS:
  (A)  "ABORTION"  MEANS  THE  INTENTIONAL  USE  OR  PRESCRIPTION OF ANY
INSTRUMENT, MEDICINE, DRUG OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANCE OR DEVICE OR METHOD TO
TERMINATE THE LIFE OF AN UNBORN CHILD, OR TO TERMINATE THE PREGNANCY  OF
A  WOMAN  KNOWN TO BE PREGNANT WITH AN INTENTION OTHER THAN TO PRODUCE A
LIVE BIRTH AND PRESERVE THE LIFE AND HEALTH  OF  THE  CHILD  AFTER  LIVE
BIRTH,  OR  TO  REMOVE  AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY, OR TO REMOVE A DEAD UNBORN
CHILD WHO DIED AS THE RESULT OF NATURAL CAUSES, ACCIDENTAL TRAUMA, OR  A
CRIMINAL ASSAULT ON THE PREGNANT WOMAN.
  (B)  "ATTEMPT  TO  PERFORM  AN  ABORTION"  MEANS  TO  DO OR OMIT TO DO
ANYTHING THAT, UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES AS THE ACTOR BELIEVES THEM TO BE,
IS AN ACT OR OMISSION CONSTITUTING A SUBSTANTIAL STEP  IN  A  COURSE  OF
CONDUCT  PLANNED  TO  CULMINATE  IN  AN ABORTION. SUCH SUBSTANTIAL STEPS
INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: (I)  AGREEING  WITH  AN  INDIVIDUAL  TO
PERFORM  AN ABORTION ON THAT INDIVIDUAL OR ON SOME OTHER PERSON, WHETHER
OR NOT THE TERM "ABORTION" IS USED IN THE AGREEMENT, AND WHETHER OR  NOT
THE AGREEMENT IS CONTINGENT ON ANOTHER FACTOR SUCH AS RECEIPT OF PAYMENT
OR  A DETERMINATION OF PREGNANCY; AND (II) SCHEDULING OR PLANNING A TIME
TO PERFORM AN ABORTION  ON  AN  INDIVIDUAL,  WHETHER  OR  NOT  THE  TERM
"ABORTION"  IS USED, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PERFORMANCE IS CONTINGENT ON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10534-01-1