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Life at Conception Act of 2015 (H.R. 816)

This law was last updated on Oct 17, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Federal

Number

H.R. 816

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 9, 2015

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 146
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 147

Topics

Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.congress.gov

H.R. 816 would give constitutional rights to fertilized eggs, embryos, fetuses, and clones. It would ban abortion with no exception for rape, incest, or to save the life of the pregnant person. It would also ban birth control pills, IUDs, and emergency contraception. In addition, it would eliminate certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments and in vitro fertilization.

The Life at Conception Act declares the “unborn” to be “persons” under the Fourteenth Amendment, and therefore entitled to the right to life guaranteed in the Constitution. It defines “human person” and “human being” to include “each member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.”

The bill would not allow for prosecution of any pregnant person for the death of their “unborn child.”


Related Legislation

Similar to S. 2464.

Identical to H.R. 1091/S. 583, which failed to pass during the 2013-2014 legislative sessions.


People

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