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U.S. Senate Will Vote on Unborn Victims Bill With No Filibuster

Washington, DC ( Members of the U.S. Senate have agreed to have a debate and vote on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act as early as the week of March 22. The Senate has never before voted on this legislation, that would allow prosecutors to hold criminals accountable when they kill or injure an unborn child as a result of an attack on a pregnant woman. One of the biggest hurdles the bill has faced has been the threat of a filibuster by certain Democratic senators, which would force supporters to find 60 votes to pass the legislation. Without the filibuster concern, a simply majority can pass the bill, turn back a substitute bill and send the legislation to President Bush, who has been pressuring Congress for years to send this bill to him.

This isn't a pro-life vs. pro-choice issue in my mind. If a woman wants her baby and a criminal harms her and causes damage/death to the unborn baby he deserves to be punished for two crimes.

In a lot of cases, the offending party is a significant other who wants to force the woman to get an abortion. Even if you're pro-choice, you should want the woman to actually have a choice and not be forced into having an abortion.

This bill will not infringe on the rights guaranteed by the Roe v. Wade court case. Abortionists cannot be charged under this law.

Posted by JasonTromm at March 15, 2004 2:16 PM