HB 510 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Keith Kidwell (R-Beaufort, Craven); Rep. Erin Pare (R-Wake); Rep. Bobby Hanig (R-Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico); Rep. Pat Hurley (R-Randolph)


This bill establishes the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This bill:

  • Defines the term “born alive”.
  • Requires any healthcare provider present at the time a child is born alive following an abortion or an attempt to perform an abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.
  • Requires a health care practitioner or any hospital, physician office, or abortion clinic employee with knowledge of noncompliance to immediately report the noncompliance to an appropriate state or federal law enforcement agency.
  • Makes any person who intentionally performs or attempts to perform an overt act that kills a child born alive punishable for murder under a Class A felony.


Filed – 4/8/2021