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.
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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