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HR 1997 - Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

John McCain III voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 108-212 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (61-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would make it a criminal offense if a fetus/unborn child is injured or killed while carrying out a violent crime on a pregnant woman.

Highlights:
  • Provides that offenses against the mother and against the fetus/unborn child shall be counted as separate offenses (Sec. 2).
  • Provides that a conviction under this act does not require proof that the offender had knowledge of the woman's pregnancy or that the offender intended to harm the fetus/unborn child (Sec. 2).
  • Provides that the death penalty cannot be imposed for an offense against a fetus/unborn child as defined in this act (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts legal abortions from the provisions of this act (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (254-163) - (Key vote)

Title: Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would make it a criminal offense if a fetus/unborn child is injured or killed while carrying out a violent crime on a pregnant woman.

Highlights:
  • Provides that offenses against the mother and against the fetus/unborn child shall be counted as separate offenses (Sec. 2).
  • Provides that a conviction under this act does not require proof that the offender had knowledge of the woman's pregnancy or that the offender intended to harm the fetus/unborn child (Sec. 2).
  • Provides that the death penalty cannot be imposed for an offense against a fetus/unborn child as defined in this act (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts legal abortions from the provisions of this act (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004

Sponsors

  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • W. Todd Akin (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rodney M. Alexander (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Spencer T. Bachus (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Gresham Barrett (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Beauprez (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John N. Boozman (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virginia 'Ginny' Brown-Waite (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Max Burns (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen E. 'Steve' Buyer (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Camp (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric I. Cantor (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Chocola (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry F. Costello (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann S. Davis (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Davis (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James W. 'Jim' DeMint (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip 'Phil' English (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Feeney (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Ferguson (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vito J. Fossella Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Phil Gingrey (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Green (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert W. 'Gil' Gutknecht (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph Moody Hall (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Katherine Harris (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Doc' Hastings (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert C. 'Robin' Hayes (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nathan Hostettler (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenny C. Hulshof (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan L. Hunter (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Johnny' Isakson (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Bill' Janklow (SD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher 'Chris' John (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ric Keller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Kingston (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray H. LaHood (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth R. 'Ken' Lucas (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald A. 'Don' Manzullo (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thaddeus G. 'Thad' McCotter (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Carmichael 'Mike' McIntyre (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary G. Miller (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James L. 'Jim' Oberstar (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Clement Leroy 'Butch' Otter (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. Oxley (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Pence (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas E. 'Tom' Petri (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Russell Platts (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam H. Putnam (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nick Joe Rahall II (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis 'Denny' Rehberg (MT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Rick' Renzi (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. Reynolds (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Rogers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim R. Ryun (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward L. 'Ed' Schrock (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Sullivan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Gerald Tancredo (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee R. Terry (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick J. 'Pat' Toomey (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David B. Vitter (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Rudolph Wolf (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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