Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) – Tracy Marciniak survived a Feb. 8, 1992, assault for which her then-husband was later convicted. Her unborn son Zachariah did not survive the attack. She has since become an advocate for legislation to protect unborn victims of violence and told members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution about her experience Tuesday.
“The first time I ever held him in my arms, he was already dead,” Marciniak said, pointing to a photo of herself holding Zachariah’s body at the child’s funeral.
“I know that some lawmakers and some groups insist that there is no such thing as an unborn victim and that crimes like this only have a single victim, but that is callous, and it is wrong,” she said. “Please don’t tell me that my son was not a real victim of a real crime. We were both victims, but only I survived.”