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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Victory - NC House Passes Unborn Victims of Violence Act/Ethen's Law

For the first time since 1997, the NC House debated and passed a long sought after piece of pro-life legislation.  The passage of H-215, Ethen's Law, in the NC House is just the first step in having North Carolina join 25 other states and the federal government in recognizing the unborn child as a second victim at any stage of development.  10 other states have partial coverage.

Thursday, March 24, 2011, the NC House passed H-215, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act/Ethen's Law, on Third Reading 75-34.  13 Democrats and 62 Republicans voted to recognize the unborn child as a second victim when a crime is committed and the unborn child is injured or killed.  To read the bill and see all the votes on the bill, click here.

The bill is now in the Senate Judiciary II Committee where it will be debated. With a favorable report, the bill will then go to the Senate floor.  It will head to the Governor when it passes Third Reading on the Senate side. 

To see which State Senators are sponsors of the Senate version of this bill, click here.  Then, thank your State Senator if he or she is a primary or co sponsor of the bill.  If your State Senator is not a primary or co sponsor of the bill, contact your State Senator to request support for the bill.  You can find out who your State Senator is by clicking here.

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