Crimes of Violence Against a Fetus
Subject: S. 403/A.693
AN ACT to amend the penal law in relation to unborn victims of violence
This bill has as its principal intent and effect the redefinition of a fetus or embryo, at any stage of gestation, as a person. With this new definition in place, the bill then creates a number of new criminal offenses for crimes committed against the fetus or embryo -- including murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter.