Civitas Review

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    Unborn Victims Given a Voice

    Posted in Life & Family Issues By Karen Duquette | Tagged , , ,

    Any criminal defendant who injures or kills a fetus at any stage of development will now face separate criminal charges for both the mother and fetus.  The Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA), or Ethen’s Law (HB 215 ) passed both chambers and was signed into law on April 29, 2011 by Governor Perdue.  While […]

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    Protecting Unborn Victims of Violence

    Posted in Public Safety By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    This week's recommendation in the Civitas Institute Agenda “20 Changes for 2010: A Primer for State Reform” focuses on protecting unborn victims of violence. 14.) Protect unborn victims of violence by law. 82% of North Carolinians support a fetal homicidelaw according to an April 2008 poll of likely voters conducted by the Civitas Institute. North […]

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