BORN ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 687 of 2002
333.1072 Legislative findings.
The legislature finds all of the following:
(a) The state has a paramount interest in protecting all individuals.
(b) If an abortion results in the live birth of a newborn, the newborn is a legal person for all purposes under the law.
(c) A woman's right to terminate pregnancy ends when the pregnancy is terminated. It is not an infringement on a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy for the state to assert its interest in protecting a newborn whose live birth occurs as the result of an abortion.
History: 2002, Act 687, Eff. Mar. 31, 2003
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