The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) opposes HB 748 / SB 533, which would repeal references to the terms “viable” and “viable fetus” in the statutory provisions concerning the offense of murder or manslaughter of a fetus. Additionally, it removes the word “fetus” and replaces it with “unborn child,” defined as “a fetus at any stage of development that is carried in the womb.”  

Sponsors

Delegate Kittleman, Senator Ready

Status

Won: bill did not pass

Session

2018

Bill number

Position

Oppose

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