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Florida Considers ‘Unborn Victims of Violence Act’

A bill that would make it a separate crime to kill or injure a fetus in crimes committed against a pregnant woman passed the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Monday, and now heads to a vote on the house floor.

A bill that would make it a separate crime to kill or injure a fetus in crimes committed against a pregnant woman passed the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Monday, and now heads to a vote on the house floor.

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Feticide Laws Advance ‘Personhood,’ Punish Pregnant Women

When viewed as part of this ”fetus first” landscape, fetal homicide laws quite plainly seek to exploit tragedies like that suffered by Heather Surovik in order to pursue an antichoice agenda which champions personhood and seeks to eliminate safe abortion care access.

When viewed as part of this ”fetus first” landscape, fetal homicide laws quite plainly seek to exploit tragedies like that suffered by Heather Surovik in order to pursue an anti-choice agenda, which champions so-called personhood and seeks to eliminate safe abortion care access.

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Plea Deal Reached in Bei Bei Shuai Prosecution

Bei Bei Shuai (right) leaves court a free woman, next to her defense attorney, Linda Pence (left).

Bei Bei Shuai’s long ordeal is finally over, just as Purvi Patel’s begins.

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Indiana Police Preliminarily Charge Woman With Feticide

Traditionally, feticide charges aren't filed against the person who had been pregnant, though Indiana set a precedent for arresting such a person for feticide in the Bei Bei Shuai case.

Traditionally, feticide charges aren’t filed against the person who had been pregnant, though Indiana set a precedent for arresting such a person for feticide in the Bei Bei Shuai case.

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Bei Bei Shuai Jury Selection Set for Late August

Bei Bei Shuai

Despite having no evidence that Shuai murdered her child, the prosecution is still making moves to put her on trial.

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Will Bei Bei Shuai Ever Get a Trial?

law and justice scale in empty courtroom

It’s already been nearly two and a half years since Shuai was charged, and now her trial may be delayed even longer.

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Murder Charges May Be Dropped Against Bei Bei Shuai

(Mike Corbin/WIBC.com photo)

Without a usable pathology report, the charges no longer stand up to scrutiny.

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Hope Ankrom and Amanda Kimbrough: Victims of Alabama’s Personhood Agenda

Amanda Kimbrough. (123 People)

I have grown to hate the term “judicial activism” because it is frequently used by conservatives to criticize court decisions they simply don’t like. Still, there are few alternative phrases that accurately describe the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision in the consolidated cases of Amanda Kimbrough and Hope Ankrom, two women who were swept up in the Alabama judiciary’s zeal to promote an anti-choice personhood agenda by redefining the word “child” in Alabama’s chemical endangerment statute, so that it now applies to pregnant women who uses any amount of controlled substances, whether prescribed by a doctor or not.

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Montana “Fetal Homicide” Bill Latest that Could Turn Pregnant Women Into Murderers

(MA Catholic Conference)

H.B. very clearly defines an unborn child as beginning at the moment of conception.

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Bei Bei Shuai Rejects Plea Deal: She “Wants To Clear Her Name”

Attorney Linda Pence (left) and Bei Bei Shuai. WISH Photo.

The Indiana woman accused of killing her fetus by ingesting rat poison has rejected the state’s offer to let her plea down to feticide from murder.

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