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Calendar No. 30

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 583


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.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 14, 2013

Mr. Paul (for himself, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Burr, Mr. Coats, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Moran, Mr. Risch, Mr. Thune, and Mr. Johanns) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

March 18, 2013

Read the second time and placed on the calendar


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.

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 “Life at Conception Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Right to life.

To implement equal protection for the right to life of each born and preborn human person, 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. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child.

SEC. 3. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) HUMAN PERSON; HUMAN BEING.—The terms “human person” and “human being” include each member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.

(2) STATE.—The term “State”, and as 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.


Calendar No. 30

113th CONGRESS
     1st Session
S. 583

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.

March 18, 2013
Read the second time and placed on the calendar