Some of the top advocates of North Carolina’s new Unborn Victims of Violence Act — dubbed Ethen’s Law — gathered at the Legislative Building for a morning news conference.

The law takes effect Thursday. Click play below to watch a 17-minute news briefing featuring Rep. Dale Folwell, R-Forsyth; Effie Steele, mother of a murdered pregnant woman, Ebony Robinson; Kevin Blaine, father of a murdered pregnant woman, Jenna Nielsen; Sen. Neal Hunt, R-Wake; Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union; and Rep. Carolyn Justice, R-Pender.