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Support Choice
2003-07-19, 5:08 p.m.

From: Matt Howes, National Internet Organizer, ACLU
To: ACLU Action Network Members
Date: July 15, 2003

Within the next few weeks, the House is expected to vote on a dangerous piece of legislation that is being heavily promoted by pro-life extremists. The Senate could also take up the measure shortly. This legislation seeks to alter the legal status of a fetus by creating a new and separate offense to punish anyone who injures or causes the death of a fetus during the commission of certain federal crimes.

Although proponents claim that this bill is intended to deter crime and punish violent offenders, it is in reality an attempt to separate a woman from her fetus in the eyes of the law. Such separation is the first step toward eroding a woman's right to determine the fate of her own pregnancy and to direct the course of her own health care.

The bill's supporters have rejected alternatives that would protect women and punish violent offenders, while doing no harm to reproductive choice. This bill is thus a backdoor attempt to undermine the right to choose. It is critical that this bill be stopped.

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