Human Infant Born Alive Law and Legal Definition

Human infant who has been born alive means “a product of human conception that has been completely or substantially expelled or extracted from its mother, regardless of the duration of pregnancy, which after such expulsion or extraction breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached.” Richmond Med. Ctr. for Women v. Herring, 570 F.3d 165 (4th Cir. Va. 2009)