Fetal Homicide Bill
Colorado’s Senate President says accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes should have been charged with 13 murders, not 12. That’s because one of the women who survived the 2012 shooting later miscarried.
A woman accused of cutting into the belly of an expectant mother to claim the unborn child can’t be charged under Colorado law with murder. But Republicans in the state Senate advanced a bill Wednesday aimed at changing that situation.
A woman accused of cutting into the belly of an expectant mother to claim the unborn child can’t be charged under Colorado law with murder, but legislators in the state Senate will take up a bill Wednesday aimed at changing that.
A long-anticipated Colorado bill inspired by the case of a woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby girl has been introduced in the state Senate.
Colorado Republican lawmakers upset about a decision not to file a murder charge in an attack on a pregnant woman plan to introduce a fetal homicide bill.
There was initial approval in the Colorado House on Friday for a bill that would make the death of an unborn child after a crime a homicide.
Colorado legislative Democrats have rejected a bill to make it a crime to kill a fetus, opting for a different approach they say won’t infringe on abortion rights.