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

National Key Votes

Mike Castle 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 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 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

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