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S.B. 178 Enrolled

                 

PROTECTING THE UNBORN CHILD

                 
2002 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Sponsor: L. Steven Poulton

                  This act modifies provisions of the Utah Criminal Code related to Criminal Homicide. The
                  act designates that a person may be found guilty of criminal homicide for the killing of an
                  unborn child at any stage of its development.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                  AMENDS:
                      76-5-201, as last amended by Chapter 291, Laws of Utah 1995
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 76-5-201 is amended to read:
                       76-5-201. Criminal homicide -- Elements -- Designations of offenses.
                      (1) (a) A person commits criminal homicide if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, with
                  criminal negligence, or acting with a mental state otherwise specified in the statute defining the
                  offense, causes the death of another human being, including an unborn child at any stage of its
                  development.
                      (b) There shall be no cause of action for criminal homicide for the death of an unborn child
                  caused by an abortion.
                      (2) Criminal homicide is aggravated murder, murder, manslaughter, child abuse homicide,
                  homicide by assault, negligent homicide, or automobile homicide.


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