HB4007 S JUD AMT #1 2-4

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The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill 4007A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated 16-2P-1, relating to creating the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act generally; defining terms requiring medical practitioners to use the same degree of reasonable medical judgment to preserve the life of a fetus which is born alive as would be used in a live non-abortion birth of the same gestational age; making the failure to exercise such judgment a crime; establishing penalties; and making failure to exercise such judgment a violation of medical licensure standards.