H.J.Res. 17 (96th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the protection of unborn children and other persons.

Introduced:
Jan 15, 1979 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.J.Res. 236 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 01, 1979

Sponsor
James Abdnor
Representative for South Dakota's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 236 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 01, 1979

H.J.Res. 49 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 15, 1979

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on January 15, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 15, 1979
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 1979
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

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Notes

H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the president, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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1/15/1979--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Declares the term "person," with respect to due process and equal protection, applicable to human beings irrespective of age, health, function or condition of dependency, including the unborn. Prohibits the deprivation of life of an unborn person, except when it is a medical certainty that termination is required to prevent the death of the mother.

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