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      CHC 1553     


Art. 1553.  Deprivation of comfort care prohibited

No child, including any infant born alive, shall be denied or deprived of food or nutrients, water, oxygen, or comfort care by any person with the intent to cause or allow the death of the child for any reason, including but not limited to the following situations:

(1)  The child was born with physical or mental handicapping conditions which, in the opinion of the parent, the physician, or other persons, diminishes the quality of the child's life.

(2)  The child was born alive in the course of an attempted abortion.

(3)  The child is not wanted by the parent.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §15, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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