Polling numbers for The Born Alive Act, LR -131 show voters are against the legislative referendum. As of 4 a.m., 53% of the votes are against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
378,655 ballots have been counted with 249 precincts partially reporting, with 391 fully reporting.
This Act legally protects born-alive infants by imposing criminal penalties on health care providers who do not act to preserve the life of such infants, including infants born during an attempted abortion. A born-alive infant is entitled to medically appropriate care and treatment. A health care provider shall take medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve the life and health of a born-alive infant.
A born-alive infant means an infant who breathes, has a beating heart, or has definite movement of voluntary muscles, after the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother.
A health care provider found guilty of failing to take medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve a born-alive infant under this Act faces punishment of a fine up to $50,000 or imprisonment up to 20 years, or both.
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