Homicide means conduct which causes the death of a person [or an
8 unborn child with which a female has been pregnant for more than twen-
9 ty-four weeks] under circumstances constituting murder, manslaughter in
10 the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, OR criminally
11 negligent homicide[, abortion in the first degree or self-abortion in
12 the first degree].
13 § 7. The section heading, opening paragraph and subdivision 1 of
14 section 125.05 of the penal law are amended to read as follows:
15 Homicide[, abortion] and related offenses; [definitions of terms]
Way I read this change (no underlined words in legislation, so no new words added to the legislation) they are removing the ability to file homocide (murder) charges against anyone performing an abortion.
So if a doctor aborts a baby at 38 weeks because the mom asks, what happens to the doc? No longer can be charged with hjomicide under this law.
So they have taken the teeth out of the law and leaving it to regulatry. Doc can have the license suspended but what about the “others” that can perform abortions under the law? How are they going to be penalized?