HR 503 - Unborn Victims of Violence Act - National Key Vote

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Title: Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that criminalizes harming an unborn child/fetus while committing any of 68 federal offenses.


  • Defines "unborn child" as a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.
  • Treats woman and unborn child/fetus as separate victims.
  • Exempts doctors who perform abortions and other medical treatments from prosecution.
  • Prescribes sentencing guideline of up to life in prison if convicted of intentionally terminating a pregnancy.