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Here’s Why an Unborn Baby Was Counted as a Person in the Texas Massacre

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Here’s Why an Unborn Baby Was Counted as a Person in the Texas Massacre

On 11.08.17 03:26 PM posted by Grace Carr

The sheriff deputies who assessed the fatalities at the bloody crime scene at the*First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, counted the death toll as 26 because one of the victims was a mother carrying an unborn child inside of her.

The federal*Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004*recognizes unborn children as separate victims for federal and military crimes.*Texas law also*defines a human being to include “an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth,” and*recognizes an unborn baby*as a potential crime victim.



“This has been a longstanding priority for us, and something we were instrumental in pushing,” said Jennifer Popik, a director for the National Right to Life, according to The New York Times. “The principle here is that there’s two victims. For a family already invested in the child, for the grandparents, this is a loss.”

Abortion rights group*NARAL*Pro-Choice America*defends harsher penalties for perpetrators who commit crimes against pregnant women, however, the group*strongly opposes crime victim laws*and “personhood” laws that give unborn babies separate legal status from the mother. These laws are an attempt to prevent women from getting abortions, according to NARAL.

“We need tougher laws on the books that increase criminal penalties for individuals who target pregnant women, and we stand with our allies in support of meaningful legislation to prevent future acts of gun violence,” said NARAL spokesperson Kaylie Long.
The GOP's relentless obsession with advancing its dangerous anti-choice ideology knows no boundaries and no common sense. #TaxReform pic.twitter.com/gU6XyRdBC7

— NARAL (@NARAL) November 2, 2017

President Donald Trump’s administration has also*defined life*at conception. The Department of Health and Human Services “accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception,” according to a draft plan from the agency.

Even New York’s World Trade Center memorial includes the words “and her unborn child” after the names of the pregnant women who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Thirty-eight states currently have fetal homicide laws.

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