Alaskan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Criminalize Abortion as Murder
An Alaskan lawmaker has proposed a bill that would abolish abortion in the state and criminalize the act as murder.
Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, recently introduced H.B. 250, which “brings state law into conformity with the Constitution of the State of Alaska, which provides that ‘all persons have a natural right to life,’ ‘all persons are equal and entitled to equal rights’ and ‘all persons are entitled to equal … protection under the law.’”
The bill, also known as the Life At Conception Act, classifies the intentional killing of an unborn child as murder, including the transport of the child across state lines for the purposes of ending his or her life.
“A person commits the crime of murder of a preborn child if the person with intent to cause the death of a preborn child or of another person, causes the death of a preborn child,” it reads in part.
The measure also notes that murdering one’s progeny is not protected under the right to privacy.
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, abortion or any other taking of innocent human life is not protected by a right to privacy under art. I, sec. 22, Constitution of the State of Alaska,” it outlines.
Democratic lawmakers have expressed opposition to the bill, stating that it infringes on a mother’s “right to choose.” Full Report