H.J.Res. 197 (96th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the protection of unborn children and other persons.


Feb 8, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 8, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Rhodes

Representative for Arizona's 1st congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

2/8/1979--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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 8, 1979

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 197”). 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.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 62 (97th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 1981

S.J.Res. 22 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 1979

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