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H Amdt 27 - Violence Against Fetuses/Unborn Children Amendment - Key Vote

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Steve Chabot voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT, WHICH REPLACES THE ENTIRE TEXT OF THE LEGISLATION WITH A NEW TEXT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (196-229) - (Key vote)

Title: Violence Against Fetuses/Unborn Children Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a substitute amendment that assigns additional punishment for violence committed against a pregnant woman that interrupts or terminates her pregnancy.

Highlights:
  • Defines crime in terms of effect on woman's pregnancy, not in terms of effect on unborn child/fetus.
  • Exempts legal abortions.
  • Prescribes sentencing guideline of up to 20 years' imprisonment for acts that cause pre-natal injury.
  • Prescribes sentencing guideline of up to life in prison for acts that cause termination of the pregnancy.
Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Violence Against Fetuses/Unborn Children Amendment

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