|March 19, 2004|
|UPDATE!||Unborn Victims passed 61-38 and both amendments failed: Feinstein 49-50 and Murray 46-53.|
JUSTICE FOR INNOCENT CRIME VICTIMS
Urge Your Senator to vote 'YES' on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act
H.R. 1997 would hold criminals accountable for crimes committed against every "member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb." The bill does not cover abortion or acts committed by a woman on her own unborn child. The bill would not create any new federal crimes but rather recognizes that unborn children may be victims of violent crimes already covered by 68 existing federal laws.
OPPPOSE ALL AMENDMENTS
Two senators are offering unrelated and phony amendments to keep this important piece of legislation from the president's desk. All amendments must be opposed to avoid a conference committee.
Tell your Senators to vote 'YES' on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.
Reaching the Members on the target list is especially important: Spector (R-PA), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Johnson (D-SD), Byrd (D-WV), Daschle (D-SD), Murkowski (R-AK), Landrieu (D-LA), Warner (R-VA), Biden (D-DE), Bayh (D-IN), Dayton (D-MN), Hollings (D-SC), Collins (R-ME), Chafee (R-RI), Campbell (R-CO) and Pryor (D-AR)
Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
Eagle Forum will be scoring this vote and all amendments!
SAMPLE E-MAIL TO YOUR SENATORS:|
Subject: Vote YES on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act
I strongly urge you to vote YES on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 1997), otherwise known as Laci and Conner's Law. This important piece of legislation must be passed to protect the lives of women and their unborn babies. This bill would punish criminals who hurt or kill an unborn child during the commission of a federal crime against a pregnant woman.
Please vote NO on all amendments including the Murray Amendment, which attaches massive unrelated domestic violence provisions to the bill, and the Feinstein One-Victim Substitute, which recognizes only one victim in the death of a mother and her baby.
Vote YES on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, sending it immediately to the President's desk! I will be watching your vote!