National Key Votes
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.
April 26, 2001 (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.
Defines crime in terms of effect on woman's pregnancy, not in terms of effect on unborn child/fetus.
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.
April 26, 2001
Title: Violence Against Fetuses/Unborn Children Amendment Sponsors