Unborn Victims of Violence (Fetal Homicide)


Zachariah

One Victim, or Two?

This is a photo of Tracy Marciniak Seavers, holding the body of her son Zachariah.  The photo was taken at Zachariah's funeral. Tracy was seriously injured, and Zachariah was killed, by an assault during the ninth month of the pregnancy.  Do you think this photograph shows one victim, or two?

 

Click here for many more stories and photos of crimes that have two victims.

2004:  President Bush Signs  Federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act Into Law

2004: President Bush Signs
Federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act Into Law

 

State Homicide Laws that Recognize Unborn Victims (Fetal Homicide) - May 5, 2014

 

Florida man faces federal murder rap in death of unborn child under NRLC-backed law By NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson - May 17, 2013

 

Court Decisions on Unborn Victims Laws

 

Stabbing death reveals total lack of right to life for unborn child in the District of Columbia - March 23, 2012

 

President Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Act Into Law, After Dramatic One-vote Win in Senate - April 6, 2004

 

Family Members of Unborn Victims Go to Washington to Help Pass Bill - April 5, 2004

 

Some Reactions to the Enactment of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act - April 1, 2004

 

California Supreme Court upholds conviction for murder of human "fetus" even if pregnancy unknown - April 5, 2004

 

NRLC Condemns John Kerry for voting against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act - March 25, 2004

 

Key Facts on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act - Updated April 1, 2004 [PDF Version]

 

Read the historic Senate debate on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act - March 25, 2004

 

Excerpts from U.S. Senate floor debate - March 25, 2004

 

The Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 1997), also known as "Laci and Conner's Law," as enacted into law [PDF] - April 1, 2004

 

White House Statement of Administration Policy in favor of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 1997) [PDF] - March 25, 2004

 

U.S. Department of Justice says the Feinstein Substitute does not properly define an offense and does not properly provide a penalty [PDF] - March 24, 2004

 

What do those who have suffered two-victim crimes say about the Lofgren-Feinstein "single-victim substitute"? -- January, 2004

 

Read what some prominent legal experts who favor Roe v. Wade say about "fetal homicide" laws and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act - February 2, 2004

 

NRLC letter to U.S. Senators opposing the Feinstein Substitute to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act - March 16, 2004

 

U.S. House passes Unborn Victims of Violence Act; Sharon Rocha rebukes Senate Democrats, as Senate showdown nears - March 7, 2004

 

Statement by Sharon Rocha - February 26, 2004

 

Statement by President Bush on House Passage of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act - February 26, 2004

 

Official report of the Judiciary Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, explaining how the Unborn Victims of Violence Act would work [PDF]- February 11, 2004

 

Remember Their Names By NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson - February 5, 2004

 

National Review: What Conner Peterson's Grandmother Had to Explain to Senator John Kerry By NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson - February 5, 2004

 

Read what Senator John Kerry says about the Unborn Victims of Violence Act - June 27, 2003
Read the response from Sharon Rocha in PDF

 

One Victim or Two? Results from Three National Polls [PDF]

 

Read NRLC's letter to the Senate in support of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and against the Feinstein 'single-victim substitute' - February 1, 2004

 

Text of the Lofgren single-victim bill proposed as a hostile substitute to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 2247) [PDF]

 

NRL News: Senate Democrats Stall Unborn Victims Bill With Amendments on Unrelated Issues - August 5, 2002

 

Testimony of Tracy Marciniak, surviving mother, before House Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee -July 8, 2003

[PDF] Read a letter dated June 16, 2003 from Sharon Rocha -- mother of Laci Peterson, grandmother of Conner Peterson -- to key sponsors of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, in which she says the double murder of Laci and Conner "does provide a powerful illustration of why this type of law is absolutely necessary."

 

Newsweek poll on unborn victims of violence [Word Document]- May 31, 2003

Hear an audio recording of NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson debating Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Gloria Feldt about unborn victims of violence, on "Which Way L.A.?," a talk show on NPR-affiliated KCRW-FM in Los Angeles. In this 20-minute segment, broadcast May 29, 2003, host Warren Olney asked Feldt three times whether there was one victim or two in the Peterson murder case. Click HERE.

 

Don't tell me that my dead son was not a real crime victim!"

View this NRLC Ad in PDF - May 14, 2003 

 

The Family of Laci and Conner Peterson Urge Congress to Pass the Unborn Victims of Violence Act "In Their Memory" - May 7, 2003 (View the letter in PDF)

 

Some Cases of Homicides of Unborn Children Under Federal or Military Jurisdiction - May 8, 2003

 

Text of the Senate version of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (S. 1019, previously S. 146), by Senator Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) [PDF] - May 7, 2003

 

White House calls for Congressional Approval of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act "This Year" - April 25, 2003

 

Text of Missouri's expansive "unborn child" law that the U.S. Supreme Court allowed to go into effect in the 1989 case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services [PDF]

 

Michigan Court of Appeals rules that a mother may use deadly force in defense of an unborn child [PDF] - October 7, 2002

 

House of Representatives Already Passed Another Bill 417-0 That Contained Same Definition of "Child in Utero" as the Unborn Victims of Violence Act [PDF] - April 22, 2001

 

Read Shiwona Pace's account: "As they beat me, one said, 'Your baby is dying tonight.'" [PDF] - April, 2001

 

Rebuttal to misrepresentations of Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 2436) - September 28, 1999

 

Pro-Abortion Groups Lash Out as House Panel Approves "Unborn Victims of Violence Act - August 1999