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Unborn Victims of Violence Act

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Location: Washington, DC


HEADLINE: NEWS CONFERENCE

SUBJECT: UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ACT

PARTICIPANTS: REPRESENTATIVE MELISSA HART (R-PA); REPRESENTATIVE ROY BLUNT (R-MO); REPRESENTATIVE STEVE CHABOT (R-OH); CAROL AND BUFORD LYONS, PARENTS OF A PREGNANT MURDER VICTIM, SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ACT

LOCATION: HC-6, THE CAPITOL, WASHINGTON, D.C.

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN): Thank you, Congresswoman Hart. And I want to say congratulations. She has done a wonderful job applying leadership to directing this bill, and Chairman Chabot, Chairman Sensenbrenner and our leadership.

I think it's probably all been said, but this is an important day. It's important legislation because it does allow for the placement of a penalty to those who have injured or killed, harmed a woman and her child, and it does allow for federal-federal prosecution, and that is something that is so very important. They've done a great job bringing this bill about, and we appreciate the Rochas, we appreciate the Lyons and their coming to support the bill, to remind us that there are some very, very unfortunate instances that are there in the news right now that do remind us why this is such an important addition to our federal code. So thank you all for your leadership.

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