IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 11, 2008
Mr. Wicker (for himself, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Burr, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Martinez, Mr. Thune, Mr. Vitter, and Mr. Voinovich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Life at Conception
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.
For purposes of this Act:
Human person; human being
The terms human person and human being include each and every member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including, but not limited to, the moment of fertilization, cloning, and other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.
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.