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H.J.Res. 236 (96th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the protection of unborn children and other persons.

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3/1/1979--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.