H.R.503 - Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3] (Introduced 02/07/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 107-42|
|Latest Action:||06/08/2001 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 72.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||04/26/2001 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.503 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001 - Provides that: (1) whoever engages in conduct that violates specified provisions of the Federal criminal code, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, or the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, or specified articles the Uniform Code of Military Justice (conduct constituting certain Federal violent crimes) and thereby causes the death of, or bodily injury to, a child who is in utero, shall be guilty of a separate offense; and (2) the punishment for that separate offense shall be the same as that provided under Federal law for that conduct had that injury or death occurred to the unborn child's mother.
Reported to House without amendment (04/20/2001)
Specifies that a violation of such provisions does not require proof that: (1) the person engaging in the conduct had knowledge or should have had knowledge that the victim of the underlying offense was pregnant; or (2) the defendant (or accused) intended to cause the death of, or bodily injury to, the unborn child. Directs that if the person engaging in the conduct thereby intentionally kills or attempts to kill the unborn child, that person shall be punished as provided under the Federal criminal code for intentionally killing or attempting to kill a human being. Prohibits imposition of the death penalty for an offense under this Act.
Bars prosecution under this Act: (1) of any person for conduct relating to an abortion for which the consent of the pregnant woman, or a person authorized by law to act on her behalf, has been obtained or for which such consent is implied by law; (2) for conduct relating to any medical treatment of the pregnant woman or her unborn child; or (3) of any woman with respect to her unborn child.