assembly Bill A6545

2015-2016 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 06, 2016 referred to health
Mar 26, 2015 referred to health

A6545 (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:
2011-2012: A7610
2013-2014: A2533
2017-2018: A6769
2019-2020: A6816

A6545 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A6545 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6545

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CRESPO -- 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.
                                                           LBD05961-01-5