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Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Act

( [email protected] ) Apr 02, 2004 05:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON – The Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 has finally put into a law as President Bush singed the bill Thursday, April 1 at the White House.

According to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, the federal crime committed against a pregnant woman would also recognize the ‘unborn child’ as a victim.

"What this legislation is focused on is making sure that federal crime recognizes what I think so many people recognize — that when a crime is committed against a pregnant woman that there are two victims," said White House press secretary Scott McClellan.

Bush has taken several actions in supportive of pro-life stance in dealing with abortion issue.

So far, he has reinstated the "Mexico City policy" that bars U.S. money from international groups that support abortion; signed legislation that bans certain late-term abortions and that amends legal definitions of "person," "human being," "child" and "individual" to include any fetus that survives an abortion; increased federal support for abstinence education, adoption and crisis pregnancy programs; placed severe restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research; and extended state health coverage to "unborn children."