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Text of A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life ...

...to life of each born and preborn human person.

This bill was introduced on March 18, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 18, 2013 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate).

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Calendar No. 30

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 583

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 14, 2013

(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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Life at Conception Act of 2013 .

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.

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.

March 18, 2013

Read the second time and placed on the calendar