MCL - Section 333.1071

Act 687 of 2002

333.1071 Short title; definitions.

Sec. 1.

    (1) This act may be cited as the "born alive infant protection act".
    (2) As used in this act:
    (a) "Abortion" means a medical treatment that is intended to terminate a diagnosable intrauterine pregnancy for a purpose other than to produce a live birth. Abortion does not include the use or prescription of a drug or device that prevents pregnancy or a medical treatment used to remove a dead fetus or embryo whose death was the result of a spontaneous abortion.
    (b) "Live birth" means the complete expulsion or extraction of a product of conception from its mother, regardless of the duration of the pregnancy, that after expulsion or extraction, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached, shows any evidence of life, including, but not limited to, 1 or more of the following:
    (i) Breathing.
    (ii) A heartbeat.
    (iii) Umbilical cord pulsation.
    (iv) Definite movement of voluntary muscles.

History: 2002, Act 687, Eff. Mar. 31, 2003 ;-- Am. 2023, Act 206, Eff. Feb. 13, 2024