Wyoming Senate Defeats Bill on Crime Against Pregnant Women

Wyoming News February 5, 2019

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Wyoming Senate Defeats Bill on Crime Against Pregnant Women

CHEYENNE, WY. (AP) — A bill that would have imposed separate penalties for the death of an unborn child during a crime against a pregnant woman has failed in the Wyoming Senate.

Senate File 128 was defeated on an 18-11 vote Monday.

Supporters say an unborn child should be considered a separate victim when a pregnant woman is killed by a criminal act.

But opponents say current state law already has enhanced penalties for the death of a pregnant woman.

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