Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Indiana Senate looks to toughen sentences for killing some babies in the womb

We'll see if the Indiana House follows suit...

Here's the AP's Deanna Martin in the C-J...

The Senate has passed a bill that would lengthen prison terms for people who murder or attempt to murder a pregnant woman and cause the death of her unborn child.

The bill, passed yesterday on a 40-9 vote, now goes to the House.

The measure was inspired by the shooting of an Indianapolis bank teller in April. Katherin Shuffield was five months pregnant when she was wounded in the abdomen during a robbery. She survived, but the twin girls she was carrying did not....


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