|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 15, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S2286
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S2286 - Details
S2286 - Summary
Establishes a cause of action for damages against a person who attempts or performs a sex selective abortion.
S2286 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2286 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This legislation will make it a crime to perform or attempt a sex selective abortion. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the public health law by adding 230-e to prohibit sex selection abortions. Section one defines "Abortion" as the intentional use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug or other substance or device or method to terminate the life of an unborn child, or to terminate the pregnancy of a women 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. Section one also defines "attempt to perform an abortion" meaning to do or omit to do anything that, under the circumstances as the actor believes them to be, in an act or omission constituting a substantial
S2286 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2286 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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. LBD00903-01-3
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