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SB1662 Engrossed                               LRB9215510REdv

 1        AN ACT concerning infants who are born alive.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Statute on Statutes is amended by  adding
 5    Section 1.36 as follows:

 6        (5 ILCS 70/1.36 new)
 7        Sec. 1.36. Born-alive infant.
 8        (a)  In  determining the meaning of any statute or of any
 9    rule,  regulation,   or   interpretation   of   the   various
10    administrative  agencies  of  this State, the words "person",
11    "human being", "child", and "individual" include every infant
12    member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive  at  any
13    stage of development.
14        (b)  As used in this Section, the term "born alive", with
15    respect  to  a  member of the species homo sapiens, means the
16    complete expulsion or extraction  from  its  mother  of  that
17    member, at any stage of development, who after that expulsion
18    or  extraction  breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of
19    the  umbilical  cord,  or  definite  movement  of   voluntary
20    muscles,  regardless  of  whether the umbilical cord has been
21    cut and regardless of whether  the  expulsion  or  extraction
22    occurs  as  a  result  of  natural or induced labor, cesarean
23    section, or induced abortion.
24        (c)  A live child born as a result of an  abortion  shall
25    be  fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate
26    protection under the law.

27        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
28    becoming law.

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