Colorado Democrats kill Unborn Victims of Violence Act

By Dave Andrusko Sadly, as anticipated, the Democratic members of a Colorado House committee voted Monday to reject a bill to establish that when a pregnant woman is attacked and loses her baby, there are two victims. On a straight party line vote, the Offenses Against Unborn Children Act (SB 268) was defeated 6-5. The …

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Florida man who faced federal murder charges in death of unborn child under NRLC-backed law pleads guilty to lesser charges

By Dave Andrusko On May 17, National Right to Life wrote about John Andrew Welden, a Florida man who had been indicted on a federal charge that he murdered his own unborn child by tricking Remee Jo Lee, his then-girlfriend, into taking an drug that killed her 6-7-week old unborn child. Three days prior a …

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Florida man faces federal murder rap in death of unborn child under NRLC-backed law

State charges possible in Ohio kidnapping-abortion case By Douglas Johnson, NRLC Federal Legislative Director WASHINGTON (May 17, 2013) — A Florida man is being held without bail after being indicted on a federal charge that he murdered his own unborn child. John Andrew Welden, 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 14 on …

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Scott Peterson appeals sentence; response to murders of Laci and Connor instrumental in passing Unborn Victims of Violence Act

By Dave Andrusko The Associated Press ran a story today that on Thursday Scott Peterson filed an automatic appeal of his 2004 sentence for the murders of his wife, Laci and her unborn son, Connor. Peterson was convicted under long-standing California state law that preceded Roe v. Wade, and he is appealing his death sentence …

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Tennessee Passes Expanded Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Editor’s note. The following comes from Brian Harris, President of Tennessee Right to Life Early on the morning of January 5, 2004, two men were driving their pickup truck past a woman walking up a Nashville street when she collapsed. Antonio Dejesus Idelfonso and Eliseo Marcelino-Quintero immediately stopped to see if they had hit her …

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