Wasilla Republican asks Alaska Legislature to criminalize abortion

Rep. David Eastman would deem abortion as murder

State Rep. David Eastman, a Republican freshman from Wasilla, is seen during the introduction of the newly-elected house speaker at the Alaska Legislature in Juneau on Jan. 17, 2017. (Mark Thiessen | The Associated Press File)

Wasilla Republican David Eastman has proposed a measure making abortion illegal in the state of Alaska.

 

On Monday, Eastman introduced House Bill 250, which — if signed into law — would deem abortion murder.


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HB 250 redefines an unborn child as a “preborn” child and states that “a person commits the crime of murder of a preborn child if the person … knowingly removes, or causes or permits the removal of, a preborn child from the state for the purpose of killing the preborn child.”

“Taking the life of a child waiting to be born incurs the same penalties as taking the life of any other person,” Eastman wrote in a sponsor statement emailed to the Juneau Empire.

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Contact reporter James Brooks at james.k.brooks@juneauempire.com or call 419-7732.

 


 

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