By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, WY – A bill intended to enhance penalties for killing a pregnant woman and terminating her pregnancy is once again before the Wyoming legislature. Governor Freudenthal vetoed a version of the bill once, suggesting that it was an abortion related bill. Lovell Republican Elaine Harvey says it is not an anti abortion measure.
"This is not about defining when life begins, this is not about claiming that there are two lives involved, although many people believe that is true. This is about stopping a particular crime. 20 percent of people who die while pregnant die of homicide."
Harvey says the bill would add 20 years to a sentence if the person is convicted.