H.J.Res.769 - Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the protection of unborn children and other persons.93rd Congress (1973-1974)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Burke, James A. [D-MA-11] (Introduced 10/12/1973)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/12/1973 Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: H.J.Res.769 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/12/1973)
Constitutional Amendment - Provides that with respect to the right to life, the word 'person', as used in this article and in the fifth and fourteenth articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, applies to all human beings, including their unborn offspring at every stage of their biological development, irrespective of age, health, function, or condition of dependency.
Prohibits abortions from being performed by any person except under and in conformance with law permitting an abortion to be performed only in an emergency when a reasonable medical certainty exists that continuation of pregnancy will cause the death of the mother and requiring that person to make every reasonable effort, in keeping with good medical practice, to preserve the life of her unborn offspring.