Petition Create an Unborn Victims of Violence Act
In order to better protect Domestic Abuse victims from abuse in pregnancy I want the government to create a specific offence to enable the judiciary to adequately prosecute perpetrators
Create an Unborn Victims of Violence Act
As the law currently stands if a perpetrator of domestic violence causes a miscarriage, still birth or forces a woman to terminate her pregnancy against her will, they cannot be adequately prosecuted and this leads to lenient sentences being available in court.
The Government should create a specific offence that enables courts to hand down much harsher sentences in such cases.
This would not affect reproductive rights for women.
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