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Crimes against unborn babies

Another bill involving unborn babies passed the Florida house.

This measure will make it a separate crime for killing or injuring a fetus at any stage in development.

The current law only applies to a fetus that has reached the point of surviving outside the womb and it does not apply to an injured fetus....this new bill expands that.

Penalties for killing or hurting a fetus would be the same as if the crimes were committed against a person.

The exception is that prosecutors could not ask for the death penalty in a case of first degree murder of a fetus.