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Life at Conception Act of 2017 (H.R. 681)

This law was last updated on Sep 14, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Federal

Number

H.R. 681

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 24, 2017

Topics

Personhood

Full Bill Text

www.congress.gov

H.R. 681 would grant 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.

“Human person” is defined as:

[…]each and every 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 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 bill would not allow for prosecution of any pregnant person for the death of their “unborn child.”


Related Legislation

Similar to S. 231.

Similar/Identical to H.R. 816 (2016), S. 2464 (2015), and H.R. 1091/S.583 (2013), all of which failed to pass.


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