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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A look back: “President Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Act Into Law, After Dramatic One-Vote Win in Senate”

Editor’s note. This terrific story ran in the April 2004, edition of National Right to Life and is part of our year-long “Roe at 40” series where we are reprinting the very best stories from National Right to Life News going all the way back to 1973. If you are not a subscriber, please call …

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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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Baby in South Carolina is the second victim of a crime — somebody explain the law to the law professor

By Holly Gatling, Executive director,South Carolina Citizens for Life In the small town of Chester, South Carolina, a tiny baby boy was buried Tuesday.  The obituary in the local newspaper states Infant Tavaris Jordan “passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012.”  What the obituary does not say is that Baby Tavaris was unborn when his mother …

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Tragic Deaths May be First Cases Prosecuted Under Tennessee’s recently expanded Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Editor’s note. The following was sent out today by Tennessee Right to Life, National Right to Life’s state affiliate. While police continue searching for their killer, the recent murders of Brittany Caroline Eldridge and her unborn child could be the first cases prosecuted under Tennessee’s recently expanded Unborn Victims of Violence Act.  As passed in …

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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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