Introduced by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) on December 4, 2014
To authorize enhanced penalties for threatening or committing a “stalking” or assaultive crime with the intent to coerce a pregnant female to have an abortion, or taking other coercive actions with that goal. The bill authorizes additional fines of $5,000 to $10,000 on top of penalties imposed for the underlying crimes. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 4, 2014
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 10, 2014
To clarify the definition of "coercion" by referencing another statute.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 10, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 11, 2014
To authorize the same penalties for coercing a woman to continue a pregnancy against her will.