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Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001 (H.R. 503) to go before the full House as early as Thursday, April 26

As early as April 26, 2001, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001 (H.R. 503). [To view the bill see: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d107:h.r.00503: ] could go before the full House of Representatives. The measure would establish criminal penalties for anyone injuring or killing a fetus while committing certain federal offenses. This would include terrorism and crimes committed on federal property against military personnel and federal employees.

If an individual causes death or injury to a member of the species Homo sapiens at any stage of development, the bill (sponsored by Representative Lindsey Graham [Republican-South Carolina]) would create a separate criminal offense.

What Can You Do?

Call your representative and urge him/her to support the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001 (H.R. 503). The Capitol Hill switchboard numbers are 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121. (Those numbers will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your representative's office.)

To go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out who your representatives are... http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html

To electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep.

Addressing Correspondence:

The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (last name):

To view a sample letter to a congressman, go to http://www.americanvoiceinstitute.org/SampleUnbornVictimsofViolenceLetter2.htm

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