2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 23 - Health and Safety
Chapter 23-4.12 - Partial Birth Abortion
Section 23-4.12-1 - Definitions.
§ 23-4.12-1. Definitions.
(a) For purposes of this chapter, "partial birth abortion" means an abortion in which the person performing the abortion vaginally delivers a living human fetus before killing the infant and completing the delivery.
(b) For purposes of this chapter, the terms "fetus" and "infant" are used interchangeably to refer to the biological offspring of human parents.
(c) As used in this section, "vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the infant" means deliberately and intentionally delivers into the vagina a living fetus, or a substantial portion of the fetus, for the purpose of performing a procedure the person performing the abortion knows will kill the infant, and kills the infant.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 76, § 2; P.L. 1998, ch. 305, § 1.)