Key Votes

HR 503 - Unborn Victims of Violence Act - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Howard Berman voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (252-172) - (Key vote)

Title: Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that criminalizes harming an unborn child/fetus while committing any of 68 federal offenses.

Highlights:
  • Defines "unborn child" as a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.
  • Treats woman and unborn child/fetus as separate victims.
  • Exempts doctors who perform abortions and other medical treatments from prosecution.
  • Prescribes sentencing guideline of up to life in prison if convicted of intentionally terminating a pregnancy.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Unborn Victims of Violence Act

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