Text: H.R.2763 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[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.


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                    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

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                                 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.
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