A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Kentucky. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 24, 2017, 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).
11 Cosponsors (11 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Dr. Rand Paul Introduces Amendment to Stop Federal Funding of Abortion Providers”
— Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] (Sponsor) on Aug 17, 2018
“Inhofe Appluads March For Life, Co-Sponsors Pro-Life Bills”
— Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 27, 2017
“Dr. Rand Paul Calls for Nation to Renew Its Commitment to the Right to Life”
— Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] (Sponsor) on Jan 19, 2018
Jan 21, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2464 (114th).
Jan 24, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 16, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 159 (116th).
Jan 28, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 99 (117th).
S. 231 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 231. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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