Bill Status of HB4493 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM CD-DRUG HOMICIDE UNBORN
Rep. John M. Cabello - C.D. Davidsmeyer
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of drug-induced homicide of an unborn child. Provides that a person commits the offense when the person, without lawful justification, knowingly injects or knowingly causes injection, inhalation, absorption, or ingestion of any amount of a prescription drug, over-the-counter drug, controlled substance, or methamphetamine that causes the death of an unborn child. Exempts from a violation: (1) acts which cause the death of an unborn child if those acts were committed during any abortion, as defined in the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975, to which the pregnant woman has consented; (2) acts which were committed under usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic testing or therapeutic treatment; or (3) the use of a drug according to the direction of a physician or in accordance with the directions written on the drug label. Provides that a violation is a Class X felony.