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H.R. 816 (114th): Life at Conception Act

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Alexander Mooney

Sponsor. Representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2015
Length: 3 pages
Feb 9, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


146 Cosponsors (145 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Floor Speech on the Life at Conception Act
    — Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV2] (Sponsor) on Sep 29, 2015

Sam Johnson Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood
    — Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 18, 2015

Hultgren: Planned Parenthoods Macabre Organ Harvesting Business Violates Our Nations Moral Conscience
    — Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 18, 2015

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Feb 9, 2015

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H.R. 816 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 816. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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