H.R.2763 - Right to Life Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] (Introduced 08/02/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/10/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (08/02/2001)
[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 2763 Introduced in House (IH)] 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2763 To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person from the moment of fertilization. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES August 2, 2001 Mr. Hunter (for himself, Mr. Barcia, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Hostettler, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Shows, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Petri, Mr. Bachus, and Mr. Doolittle) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person from the moment of fertilization. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Right to Life Act of 2001''. SEC. 2. RIGHT TO LIFE. To implement equal protection for the right to life of each born and preborn human person from the moment of fertilization, and pursuant to the duty and authority of the Congress, including Congress' power under Article I, Section 8, to make necessary and proper laws, and Congress' power under section 5 of the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Congress hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at fertilization. SEC. 3. DEFINITION OF ``STATE''. For the purposes of this Act, the term ``State'' used in the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States and other applicable provisions of the Constitution includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and each other territory or possession of the United States. <all>