Unborn Victims of Violence Act
On Passage
House Roll Call No. 31
108th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 254-163 (see complete tally)
On February 2, 2004, the House passed the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act" (H.R. 1997) by a vote of 254 to 163. The ACLU opposed this legislation because this bill seeks to endow the fetus with legal rights distinct from the woman who has been injured and this unprecedented elevation of the status of a fetus in federal law erodes the very foundation of the right to choose abortion. (Roll Call Vote No. 31)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 31
Votes For : 254
Votes Against : 163
Not Voting : 16