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Title: Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that would establish penalties for individuals whose attack on a pregnant woman injures or kills a fetus.
- Allows individuals to be charged with a separate offense if they were responsible for injuring or killing a fetus during the commission of a violent crime.
- Holds individuals to the same penalties even if they did not know the woman was pregnant at the time of the assault.