Bruchs characterizes the UVVA
as the first federal legal recognition of personhood for the unborn and places heavy emphasis on the fact that the UVVA
draws no distinction between previable and viable fetuses.
However, opponents of the UVVA
believe that its hidden agenda is to expand fetal rights so drastically that they begin to override the rights of a pregnant woman (8) recognized by the U.S.
Many states have laws similar to the UVVA
, and increasingly these states have used the laws as a basis for prosecuting pregnant women for acts that would be perfectly legal should any other person perform them.
The irony, of course, is that the UVVA
was not about abortion at all.
For readily apparent reasons, I was not going to hold my breath in anticipation of news coverage of the signing of the UVVA
which took place April 1.
- The UVVA
does not create any new federal crimes - - rather, it would apply to acts of violence that are already defined to be federal crimes - - for example, a bombing, an attack on a domestic partner after interstate stalking, or an attack that occurs on federal property.
supporters refer to this as "the single-victim substitute." It would increase penalties for federal crimes in which the victim happens to be a pregnant woman but would not recognize any loss of human life when an unborn child dies in such a crime or otherwise recognize the unborn child as a victim.
WASHINGTON (July 12, 2003) - - Senate Democratic leaders have been obstructing progress of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA
* The Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA
), a bill to recognize as a legal victim any unborn child who is injured or killed during commission of a federal crime.
Another type of innovative, mainstream law beginning to make headway is "Unborn Victims of Violence" (UVVA
More significantly, GRTL was able to educate those individuals on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA
The first is the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act" (UVVA
), which would make a preborn child a separate victim if he or she were harmed by a criminal committing a federal crime.